Russia Plans to Increase Pollock Production and Restart Sardine Processing
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Eugene Gerden - November 7, 2016
The production of pollock and West Pacific sardine (iwashi) is expected to be the main drivers of growth of the Russian fishing industry in the coming years, according to recent statements of Ilya Shestakov, head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo).
Shestakov has also added that a particular attention will be paid for the increase of complete pollock processing within the country, which has been one of the most priority goals of the Russian government in recent years and which successful implementation should help to increase the economic return of the domestic pollock industry by about two times.
For this purpose, Russia plans to activate building of large-capacity vessels, the profits from the use of which is by 20-30% higher than for the use of medium-sized vessels...
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