Russian fish farmers boosted production in the first half

August 2, 2021 08:58

The volume of commercial aquaculture products in Russia in the first half of 2021 increased by 25% compared to the same period last year amounting to 211 thousand tons, reports Megafishnet.com.

According to provisional figures of Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF), the bulk of fish and other aquatic organisms was grown by the enterprises of the North-Western Federal District, where the output increased by 62% to 71.7 thousand tons. 

In the Russian Far Eastern Federal District, production increased by 19% to 54.6 thousand tons. 

The Southern Federal District is among the top three with 53.2 thousand tons of fish products grown, which is 16% more than the same indicator last year.

In the Central Federal District, the volume of aquaculture production increased by 15% and amounted to 9.9 thousand tons. In the Volga Region it rose by 18% to 4.5 thousand tons while in the Siberian Region the increase was by 40% to 1.9 thousand tons. 

In the Ural Federal District, the indicator remained at the level of last year at about 3 thousand tons. Meanwhile in the North Caucasus Federal District it decreased by 20% to 12.3 thousand tons.

Among the regions where the most products are grown there are Primorsky Krai province with 54.5 thousand tons, Murmansk Region with 48.3 thousand tons, Rostov Region with 17 thousand tons, Krasnodar Territory with 16.5 thousand tons, Astrakhan Region with 14.9 thousand tons and the Republic of Karelia with 14 thousand tons.

In 2020, the output of commercial aquaculture products increased by 14% compared to the previous year reaching 329 thousand tons, and over the past 10 years the volume has doubled.

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