Russia plans to replace all imports with its own red fish in six years

Frozen Trout
Published Jun 23, 2021

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The volume of aquaculture of Atlantic salmon (salmon) and trout in Russia from 2013 to 2020 almost tripled. The Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo) predicts further growth in the sector. However, experts warn: without timely localization of feed and fry production, Russian business may not be able to compete with global players in the future. So what are our successes and what are the problems?

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Trout conquers the market According to the Federal Agency for Fishery, salmon production in 2020 increased by 27.5% compared to 2019 and amounted to 116 thousand tons. At the same time, the share of trout and salmon in the overall structure of aquaculture exceeded 30%, although ten years ago it was less than 5%. The geography is as follows. The main volumes of salmon are grown in the Murmansk region: production amounted to 52.3 thousand tons last year, which is 55% more than in 2019. The key region for growing trout is Karelia: 26.4 thousand tons in 2020, an annual growth rate of 18%. The Leningrad Region produced 11.9 thousand tons of salmon (13% higher than in 2019). At the same time, new points of growth appear: for example, in North Ossetia, trout production increased by 45%, to 3.2 thousand tons. “We strive for the Russian market to be fully occupied by Russian salmon products, and this is quite possible. By 2027–2030, it is planned to increase the production of salmon and ...
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