Huge deal to move more Russian-caught salmon to nation's main consuming areas
In the middle of September 2009 Russia's National Fish Resources, a state unitary enterprise engaged in management activities in the sphere of stock reproduction, exploitation and research and subordinate to Russia's Federal Agency for Federal Property Management and the nation's Federal Fisheries Agency, and Vladivostok-based fishing giant Dalmoreproduct are planning to purchase 50,000 tonnes of pink salmon from the Russian Far East to be shipped to the western regions of the country, reports www.fishnet-russia.com (www.fishnet.ru) with reference to the Russian media sources.
According to the report, Russia's Agricultural Bank has agreed to provide RUB1 billion as a target credit for the purpose.
The fish will be sold via the Ocean federal seafood chain of affordable fish stores which are now 52 in number. However, at a still greater extent the Russian Federal Fisheries Agency counts upon the retail chains with one of them, X5 Retail Group, already showing interest in the project along with Moscow's fish processing combine Meridian, large retail chains in Tatarstan and Rostov.