Pacific salmon season in Russia’s Far East running ahead of 2017

August 29, 2019 12:35

As per 27 August 2019 total catches of Pacific salmons in the Russian Far East reached 420 thousand metric tons, 46% up on the respective result of 2017.

In Kamchatka salmon catches jumped by 58% to 368.4 thousand tonnes. In Magadan the fishermen harvested 9,400 tonnes, 67% up on 2017.

In Sakhalin the catch decreased by 11% to 21,600 tonnes; in Khabarovsk the harvest was recorded at 15,600 tonnes (-27.4% year-on-year).

About 6.6 tonnes were harvested in Vladivostok-led Primorye, more than 7-fold on 2017.

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