Latvia in the Eurofish Magazine

by Thomas Jensen

Capital  LatviaCapitalRiga

 PopPopulation: 1.93 million (2018, Eurostat)

EuroGDP: €27.3 billion
(2017, Eurostat)

GDP/capita: €13 900 (2017, Eurostat)

Overview of the Latvian coverage in the Eurofish Magazine


Eurofish Magazine 5 2020

Page 21 Pandemic boosts demand for Latvian fisheries products – Canning sector sees corona-induced spike in trade
Page 26 National Fisheries Producer Organisation, Latvia’s biggest fisheries PO – Implementing an ambitious development plan
Page 28 The round goby challenge in Latvia – BIOR helps create a resource from an invader
Page 29 Latvian company Blue Circle starts farming Arctic char – Building a market from scratch
Page 31 Scientists at BIOR deploy a fish counter to study population trends – New method for salmon stock monitoring
Page 32 Latvia’s first fish pass reconciles the needs of fish with those of the local community – Reopening of Rīva river for salmonids and river lamprey
Page 33 Established presence, strengths in marketing help Karavela weather Covid-19 – Development activities continue



Eurofish Magazine 6 2019

Page 46 Latvia maintains a restocking programme for the river lamprey – A valuable resource and a gourmet’s delight
Page 48 The Latvian University of Life Sciences and Technologies works closely with industry – Creating new products to reflect current tastes
Page 49 Latvia’s electronic traceability system for fisheries products – Tracking fish products all along the distribution chain


Eurofish Magazine 5 2018

Page 30 Fishing and fish farming in Latvia move in different directions
Page 36 Tome hatchery is a part of the national scientific institute – Breeding fish for restocking purposes
Page 39 Gamma-A adapts to the demands of new clients -Greater complexity characterises markets today
Page 42 Hanters trades in block frozen pelagics and salted sprats – Value-addition is the way to better earnings
Page 44 Karavela can once again export to Russia – Former market has changed in many ways
Page 46 Vlakon is exploiting synergies from a broad portfolio of activities – Farming fish for processing and angling
Page 48 Developing new analytical tools is one of the key functions of the Laboratory of Food and Environmental Investigations – Ensuring the safety of food sold in Latvia


Eurofish Magazine 6 2017

Page 53 Latvian fishers focus on sustainability and value-addition – Concerted efforts to find new markets


Eurofish Magazine 3 2016

Page 34 The Latvian fisheries and aquaculture sector – Industry responds strongly to the challenges it faces
Page 39 Anna Fish Company plans a big increase in capacity – Large rainbow trout for retail markets
Page 41 SIA Baltijas zivis – 97 uses imported and local raw materials – A vast range of fish products for the local market
Page 43 Mere Shrimp Farms breeds vannamei in a recirculation plant – Successful trial leads to ambitious expansion plan
Page 45 Any further decline in quotas will hurt Varita – EU support programmes have been very useful


Eurofish Magazine 3 2014

Page 27 Fisheries and aquaculture in Latvia – Crisis in east casts shadow on export sector
Page 32 Karavela’s new line of products is aimed at western tastes – Successfully catering to markets in both west and east
Page 35 RR Fish moves from experimental to commercial production – Rapidly maturing sturgeon for meat and caviar
Page 38 Grifs hopes for better catches of cod – Coming to terms with the provisions of the CFP
Page 40 Salas Zivis distributes fish, seafood, and other products across the Baltics – Customer service is the first priority
Page 42 Stema Real has over a decade of experience – Contract processing of non-sterilised products


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