Why fish won't fall in price in Russia

Published Jun 16, 2021

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Fourteen seas, more than two million lakes and even more rivers - Russia annually produces four and a half million tons of seafood. But not every Russian can afford fish - it costs more than beef. And those who can afford it often buy neither fish nor meat - frozen-frozen and tasteless.

Original content

To find out when fresh and cheap seafood will appear on our tables, the correspondent went to the Murmansk region - one of the key fishing regions of the country. Prices bite In Soviet times, Murmansk was rightfully considered the fishing capital. Almost every family is a dynasty of sailors. The lion's share of the catch passed through the local port. On the shelves - cod, haddock, catfish, halibut, flounder. Frozen, chilled, live. I don’t want to take it. There are no problems with the choice even now. There are plenty of fish shops and a decent assortment. Only the prices are different. Freshly frozen salmon costs on average 900 rubles per kilogram, shrimps - 400 rubles. Cod - from 220 to 360. Depends on the form in which the fish is sold - head-on or gutted, fillet or steak. In the USSR, they paid 48 kopecks per kilogram, Murmansk residents love to remember. And although the Soviet Union collapsed long ago, people still come here for high-quality and inexpensive fish. “We flew ...
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