Russian crab catches showing positive trends

March 17, 2011 14:56
Since the beginning of the year Russian catches of crabs increased, reports

Total harvest amounted to 4280 tonnes of crab, 2040 tonnes up on the previous year result.

In the Sea of Okhotsk 2,200 tonnes of crabs were harvested, 82% up in comparison with the figures for the same period 2010.

Total harvest volume in the Sea of Japan amounted to 1,700 tonnes to display a 105% increase on the last year figures.

In the Bering Sea 100 tonnes of crabs were harvested; in North and South Kuriles 200 tonnes were caught.

In foreign zones (namely Argentinean) Russian fishermen harvested 70 tonnes of crab species.

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