Russian fish catch reached record levels
In 2018, the catch of fish in Russia will exceed 5 million tons, said the Deputy head of the Federal Agency for fishery Vasily Sokolov. This volume country achieved for the first time since the collapse of the Soviet Union.
Thus, the catch of sturgeon amounted to 675 thousand tons, which, according to the official, became the absolute record for the entire more than a century of fisheries in the far East.
In fact, the volume of production is almost two times exceeded the level of last year, which, as suggested by Sokolov, will lead to lower prices for caviar. “It produced approximately 20 thousand tons of caviar, and the exact value can be even higher. The total volume consumption of eggs is 12-14 thousand tons per year. Thus was formed a substantial margin,” said Sokolov, adding that the prices may drop as much as 40 percent.
In recent years, the Russian fisheries was actively developing due to the systematic influx of investment from businesses hoping to benefit from the love of the population for fish.
So, the leading producer of salmon “Russian Aquaculture” plans to double production by 2025. The industry also attracted the attention of some of the most successful businessmen of the country. For example, in a growing fishing industry has invested Russian oligarch Roman Abramovich.
In turn, the state also contributed to the development of the sector, with a mandate to put half of the production quota of crabs to electronic trading. Introduced in August, the measure is intended to create the conditions for market entry of new players.
It should be noted that food production in General in the past year became an important export industry in Russia, including due to the combination of Russian sanctions on imports from the EU and major public investment. Food exports reached a record level in 2017 and it looks like continued growth in the current year.
According to the materials: fishretail.ru