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12 May 2012

Russian hatcheries develop new capacities

Good news for those who look for new sea products from Russia.

According to RSRIRO (All-Russian Scientific and Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography), in 2011 there was an increase of seafood production by 13.4%. The highest growth rates showed mariculture, trout and sturgeon farming.
The total volume reached 135.4 thousand metric tons which is 13.4% higher compared to 2010.
Today the fastest growing sector of freshwater aquaculture is the trout. In 2011 the volume of farmed trout reached 20 thousand metric tons, or over 105% of the results in 2010.
Sturgeon farming and its most popular field, caviar production, are growing most intensively. In 2011 it was produced over 3 thousand tons of fish, and 14.5 tons of caviar, most part was supplied to the domestic market.
Experts predict that in 2012 not less than 20 tons of caviar will be available to consumers. Sturgeon is also in a steady demand in Russia, which is satisfied both by the Russian fishing companies as well as imports from Armenia, Germany, Italy, Spain, China and other countries.
Since the high demand creates favorable conditions for further increasing the volume of sturgeon production in Russia, I can see very good prospects for its export.


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