The potential of aquaculture production in Russia is estimated at 1 million tons per year

Updated Apr 14, 2023
According to the head of Rosselkhoznadzor Sergey Dankvert, aquaculture production in Russia has a potential of 1 million tons per year. He announced this at a meeting with representatives of leading business associations, industry unions and associations in the field of agriculture, TASS writes. The head of the department stressed the importance of producing "high quality and controlled fish". Although production is now in excess of 300,000 tonnes per year, Dankwerth believes that the aquaculture industry is not yet being used economically.
According to the head of the Rosselkhoznadzor, it is important to focus on the development of food resources and infrastructure for aquaculture in Russia. He cited Egypt as an example, where the production of fish feed was established by importing raw materials from neighboring Mauritania. Dankvert also stressed the need to support aquaculture farmers through improved logistics, refrigeration and marketing assistance. In addition, the Rosselkhoznadzor checks imported aquaculture salmon for the presence of GMOs. According to the Federal Agency for Fishery, the volume of commercial aquaculture production in Russia in 2022 increased by 7.5% compared to the previous year and amounted to 383.5 thousand tons. The basis of production is salmon, carp, valuable seafood: oysters, mussels, scallops and others mollusks and echinoderms, as well as sturgeon species of fish. Among them, salmon is the leading segment with a production volume of 154 thousand tons, which is 12.6% more than in 2021. ...
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