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Russian fishermen headed for "sprats"

Updated Dec 7, 2020
This will fully satisfy the need of fish processors for raw materials and prevent a shortage of a popular and affordable product on the domestic market, said the President of the All-Russian Association of Fish Industry Herman Zverev. In June 2015, Russia banned the import of Latvian sprats. Officially, the ban was not related to retaliatory actions in connection with the sanctions imposed by the EU on Russia, but the Baltic countries perceived it that way. “The ban was introduced by the Rosselkhoznadzor due to systemic violations at the enterprises of Estonia and Latvia that produce sprats. Latvian sprat enterprises suffered heavy losses, some of them closed because they could not reorient themselves to other markets, ”reminds German Zverev. In 2014, Latvia imported into Russia 30.2 thousand tons of canned fish (sprat) worth $ 32.6 million - more than half of the “sprat” produced in the country (62.3 thousand tons). After the restrictions were imposed, imports decreased dozens of ...
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