Fish exports from Kamchatka tripled in 2021
Through the first nine months of 2021 fish and seafood exports from Kamchatka jumped three times year-on-year and approximated 105 thousand metric tons, reports Megafishnet.com.
According to Russia’s veterinary watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor, in January-September 2021 its regional department in Kamchatka and Chukotka issued 3,064 veterinary certificates for 104,928 tons of fish and fish products based on successful lab checks. Actually, seafood exports jumped three-fold year-on-year as compared to 33,810 tons exported through the same period last year.
Main export articles were fish and fish products (97,240 tons), fodder fishmeal (7,600 tons), as well as live crab (14.87 tons). As of October 1, 2021, Kamchatka exported 654 tons of salmon caviar (twice as much as last year).
In the first nine months of the year Kamchatka products were mostly delivered to China (51,839 tons). Among the EU countries, the largest buyer of fish products from Kamchatka was Germany (4,277 tons).
Kamchatka vets examined each product lot for potential presence of the SARS-CoV-2 RNA in samples taken from the surfaces of containers (2,249 checks). All results were negative.
To date, there are 223 companies in the Register of Kamchatka enterprises that have the right to supply fish products to the market.