Russian fishermen implementing new strategy for production and export of Alaska pollock roe

February 15, 2008 16:31

The Fisheries Regulations issued in 2007 have been amended with a number of by-law acts which may have a great impact on the Alaska pollock fishery and its economical efficiency in the Russian Far East, fishery sources from Vladivostok told www.fishnet-russia.com (https://www.fishnet.ru/).

More specifically, those amendments include limitation of the APO roe yield and the fishery's division by zones/subareas and fishing seasons. The largest daily yield of APO roe in the West Kamchatka, Kamchatka-Kurile and North Okhotsk subareas should not exceed 2.7% in January, 4% in February, 5% in March and 7% in April, according to the order No.521 dated 14 September 2007 of Russia's Ministry of Agriculture. The thing is that the market has been saturated with the Alaska pollock roe for the recent two years and on the Asian market prices for the product have considerably decreased.

Russian export of APO roe products

Year

Export beyond Russia's customs territory

Export to South Korea

Export to Japan

Export to USA

Volume, metric tons

Price, USD per tonne

Volume, metric tons

Price, USD per tonne

Volume, metric tons

Price, USD per tonne

Volume, metric tons

Price, USD per tonne

1997

26416

5572

8175

6019

10664

5971

5611

4346

1998

21886

4859

3719

4417

9906

5269

5067

4377

1999

19187

7299

1952

8003

5759

8360

9558

6475

2000

17232

12791

4115

10910

4645

12748

6474

14277

2001

18025

9287

7627

8818

3873

8936

3612

11439

2002

11192

6725

6104

6851

1962

7055

1144

5910

2003

12744

7434

4775

7349

1728

9220

1220

8102

2004

16934

7857

8706

7486

1505

6859

1717

9989

2005

24665

7630

15816

7468

1932

6227

1917

989

2006

31972

5483

25481

5340

2050

5660

989

7062

Source: Primorye (capital Vladivostok) Department of Russia's Federal Customs Service

Last year, following the appeal of Alaska Pollock Fishermen's Association, most of the fishing companies voluntarily concluded an agreement to limit frozen roe production and decrease its supplies thus making it possible to pursue antidumping price policy on the Asian markets and to stabilize the market of APO roe in general.

In a situation of strengthening demand for protein products Alaska pollock which is harvested in the ecologically clean waters of the Sea of Okhotsk will remain one of the most popular species with frozen meat and fillets being even more popular than APO roe. That is why the Russian fishermen are now thinking about focusing on production of APO fillets and other frozen products rather than APO roe.

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