Russian sockeye on sale in Canada

July 1, 2008 16:00

Sockeye salmon from Russia is being imported to British Columbia, Canada, for sale in Metro Vancouver fish markets, according to Vancouver Sun.

The report says that Russian sockeye is of good quality and has the high oil content typical of B.C. sockeye.

This year, 400 to 1,000 tonnes of Russian sockeye could be imported into Vancouver. By comparison, B.C. harvested 1,750 tonnes of sockeye in 2007. Russia harvests about 15,000 tonnes of sockeye a year and expects this year's harvest to be a record-breaker.

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