Good salmon season outlook for Kamchatka, poor for Sakhalin

April 14, 2021 00:34

The initial forecast of the All-Russia Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) is making positive projections for the forthcoming salmon season in Kamchatka while the harvest potential for the Sakhalin fisheries is seen as very poor, reports

According to Russia’s Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF), possible salmon harvest in the Russian Far East in 2021 may be as high as 459.3 thousand tons. This figure is second only to the initial forecasts for 2018 and 2019 standing at 490 thousand tons and 461 thousand tons, respectively.

Kamchatka will be the main fishing region in the salmon season 2021, where it is projected to catch about 359 thousand tons of Pacific salmons.

The salmon harvest in the Sakhalin Region and the Khabarovsk Territory is estimated at 45 thousand and 37 thousand tons, respectively.

In the Magadan Region, in the Chukotka Autonomous District and in the Primorsky Territory put together, the catch is expected to reach 17.7 thousand tons.

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