On September 28, 2018, seminars were held in Tomsk (Russia) on the topic “Examination and quality assessment of raw fur” and “Overview of world markets. Marketing and promotion of hunting and trapping products, organized by the Department of hunting and fishing industry of the Tomsk region ".
The seminar was attended by representatives of the regional administration, hunters, trappers, representatives of the Russian Fur Union, the auction company Sojuzpushnina, Control Information and Analytical Center for Game Animals and Their Habitats, scientists, experts of the fur industry.
The issues of the status of hunting in the Tomsk region and the prospects for its development were discussed. Tomsk region is one of the most important regions of the production of commercial fur.
Maxim Chipurnoy, senior manager of the Russian Fur Union, made a presentation on the situation and prospects for the development of the fur industry in Russia, and also spoke about the international certification project Furmark for farmed and wild fur in Russia.
Alexey Plekhanov, CEO of the Sojuzpushnina auction company, made a presentation on the Wild Fur Market Review. Marketing and promotion of fur in the international market, as well as the presentation of auction activities.
Deputy director of the Control Information and Analytical Center for Game Animals and Their Habitats Alexey Vaisman told about the certification of "humane" trapes used in the fur industry and about importance of the AIHTS agreement.
As part of the seminars, the chief expert of the auction, Sojuzpushnina, held a master class on sorting sable skins and spoke about the impact of hunting methods and the primary processing of skins, as well as their defects on the auction price.
The seminars were held with the active participation of the audience. A platform was created for communication with experts. Participants were able to get answers to their questions regarding hunting legislation, auction trading and the preparation of goods for delivery to the auction.
All participants noted the importance and usefulness of holding similar seminars in the future.