Mixed results for Seafood Exports from Vladivostok-led Primorye Province

September 21, 2012 10:07

The value of seafood exports from Primorye Province (capital Vladivostok) has increased by 3.6% on the same period last year to reach $500.5 million since the start of 2012, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/ with reference to mid-September figures of Primorsky Territorial Department of the Federal Statistical Service.

In physical terms, the export volume has however declined by 8.3% to 306 k tonnes.

The products were exported to thirteen countries with the exportation structure comprising 65% of fresh and freshfrozen fish, 15% of male/female roes and liver as well as 10% of shellfish. In the value rating South Korea has come forward as number one with 36% followed by China with 33% and Japan with 15%.  

Kamchatka is also focused on export of seafood rather than supplying to the domestic market. For example, sockeye salmon still needs more promotion and consumer awareness in Russia and in this situation the season's catch of more than 40 k tonnes will be mostly exported.

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