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Why Russia abandoned the idea to increase fish consumption

Updated Mar 22, 2023
According to preliminary data, the consumption of fish and fish products in Russia in 2022 amounted to 22.6 kg per person, the Ministry of Agriculture reported. And the Ministry of Health recommends eating 22 kg per year. In Russia, the level of self-sufficiency in fish in 2022 amounted to 153.3%. This is much more than established in the Food Security Doctrine (85%), the ministry emphasizes. So the Ministry of Agriculture proposes to exclude the goal of increasing fish consumption to 25 kg per person from the state program for the development of the fishery complex, since this amount "indirectly duplicates the indicator in terms of the level of self-sufficiency in fish." In any case, this will not affect the real consumption of fish in the country. According to Rosstat, fish consumption per capita was at its historical maximum in 2013-2014 - 22.3 kg per person. This is more than in the days of the USSR, says German Zverev, President of the All-Russian Association of Fishermen ...
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