Russian Fishery Co. Plans Major Pollock Expansion with Chinese Backing
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Eugene Gerden February 14, 2017
The Russian Fishery Co. plans to significantly expand pollock production volumes, yet its plan, backed by China, may run into opposition from state agencies.
Russian Fishery Co., one of Russia’s leading fish producers and processors, (formerly Russkoe More – Dobycha"), plans to significantly increase the volume of fish production this year, and aims to further supplies both to domestic and foreign markets, according to Andrew Teterkin, CEO of the company.
Particular attention will be paid for the increase of pollock production. Last year the volume of the company’s total production amounted to 280,000 tons, of which 220,000 tons accounted for pollock, while the remaining 50,000 tons for Pacific herring. However, according to the company’s plans, these figures should be significantly increased already this year.
Implementation of these plans will take place through the renewal of the company’s fishing fleet. This will involve the building of at least 6
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