Pacific salmon catch in Russia exceeded 3.6 thousand MT
By June 21, 2023, the total catch of Pacific salmons in the Far East exceeded 3.6 thousand metric tons, plus 43% on the corresponding result of the odd year 2021.
According to the Federal Agency for Fisheries (Rosrybolovstvo), the salmon season 2023 took off in Kamchatka on June 1. In the recent years Kamchatka contributed the bulk of the catch. By June 21, Kamchatka fishermen harvested 3.48 thousand tonnes of salmon (+38% on 2021). Now the coastal enterprises process up to 100 tons of salmon per day.
Since the beginning of the season, the plants in east Kamchatka have processed almost 2 thousand tonnes of salmon.
Other regions of the Russian Far East are gradually joining the harvesting operations.
93.4 tons of salmon were caught in the Sakhalin region — 79 times fold on 1,178 tons in 2021. In the Khabarovsk Territory, the catch was 8.2 tons — 4.2 times higher than the level of 2021. In Primorsky Krai, fishermen harvested 15.5 tons against 0.027 tons in 2021. In the Magadan region in 2021, the catch on 21 June was zero, in 2023 fishermen caught 0.024 tonnes. High season normally begins in mid-July.
This year, the salmon catch is forecasted at more than 511 thousand metric tons. Scientists have developed fishing strategies for the effective salmon season, they have been coordinated with the regions, and all necessary preparatory measures have been carried out.
Since July, the headquarters for the organization of Pacific salmon fishery with video connection to the regions of the Far East will start working weekly in Rosrybolovstvo.