For the first time in six years Russia has ceased to need salmon imports, now the country can fully provide itself with red fish, said the head of Rosrybolovstvo Ilya Shestakov.
As quoted by "Interfax", earlier Russia annually purchased from Norway about 120 thousand tons of salmon. Supplies from there stopped in 2014, after Moscow introduced a food embargo in response to European sanctions. This allowed the country to increase its own fish production, more than doubling over the past decade.
Thus, in 2020, salmon production in Russia increased by 14%, and in the first half of 2021 - already by 20%. The Ministry expects to produce 330 thousand tons of red fish by the end of the year.
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Author: Karina Kamalova