Vladivostok fish port leads in total landings of seafood in the area

April 7, 2009 16:30
Nearly 270,000 tonnes of finfish and other aquatic products have been cleared via ports of Vladivostok-led Primorsky Krai Territory since the beginning of the current year 2009, reports www.fishnet-russia.com (www.fishnet.ru) with reference to Vostok-Media.

The above figure includes more than 110,000 tonnes landed to the territory of Russia and nearly 160,000 tonnes cleared for further export. More than 160 vessels have called at Primorye ports since the start of 2009.

According to the province's fisheries department, Vladivostok port has handled landings of 99,000 tonnes of finfish and other aquatic products for further processing and sales on the domestic market and 156,000 tonnes for further export. In the meantime, other ports of the province have reported the following results: Nakhodka - 10,000 tonnes and 800 tonnes, Zarubino - 940 tonnes and 1570 tonnes correspondingly. The catches have been dominated by pollock.

Starting from 1 January 2009 all the fish harvested by the Russian vessels in the nation's EEZ shall be cleared at customs in the ports of the Russian Federation. The measure is supposed to combat illegal fishery, as well as to encourage development of onshore processing, saturation of the domestic market with high quality and more affordable fish.

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