Pacific salmon catch hitting further record results in Russian Far East

August 25, 2021 09:48

Pacific salmon season continues to develop with giant strides in the Russian Far East, reports

According to the Federal Agency for Fishery (FAF), by August 24, the catch reached 474.3 thousand tons, rising 14.4% higher than in the same odd-numbered year of 2019 and more than twice on the level of 2020.

Traditionally, the main contribution is being made by fishermen of the Kamchatka Territory harvesting more than 427 thousand metric tons. This is a 17% increase compared to the same period of 2019.

Also, ahead of the indicators of the odd year 2019, the fishery is developing in the Khabarovsk Territory with the total of 16.36 thousand tons (+1.7 thousand tons) and the Magadan Region with 9.8 thousand tons (+1.1 thousand tons).

With a significant surge (19 times up) compared to the figures of 2019, the harvest is developing in the Primorsky Territory (Capital Vladivostok), but the total volume of catch is insignificant compared to other Far Eastern regions amounting to a little more than 0.13 thousand tons.

The lag from 2019 is observed in the Sakhalin region, where almost 16 thousand tons were harvested, which is 4.5 thousand tons less than in 2019.

Nearly full coldstores

According to the government in Vladivostok, the average level of cold store facilities fill-up in the ports of the Primorsky Territory province is close to overflow with 88% of the capacity full.

Meanwhile, trading sources say that the cost of shipping fish products by rail from Vladivostok to Moscow has reached 25 rubles per kg. On the approach to Vladivostok, 18 ships with 44.5 thousand tons of products on board are queuing to land, including 6 ships with 12.5 thousand metric tons of salmon.

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