Sep 15, 2020
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Demand for pollock has grown in Russia

In the first half of 2020, the fishing industry in Russia increased supplies of pollock to the Russian market by 32% compared to last year's figures. Their total volume was 120 thousand tons.

This was reported by the Association of Pollock Catchers (ADM). According to the head of ADM Alexey Buglak, the increase in supplies is associated with an increase in the demand of Russians for pollock products, transfers TASS.

The total supply of pollock products amounted to 120 thousand tons - plus 32% compared to last year. These are the highest rates over the past five years- he said.

According to the ADM, in 2019 the consumption of pollock in the Russian Federation was 1.83 kg per person in terms of raw fish. Today, according to the president of the association, domestic fishermen fully cover the needs of the Russian market. The share of imported products is 2-3%.

Buglak expressed confidence that in the next few years, the growth in supply and consumption of pollock in the domestic market will grow, this is due to the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.

The coronavirus pandemic has hit the incomes of the population. Today, consumers from all over the world have refocused on more affordable products, - he said.

According to his forecasts, domestic suppliers will be able to fully meet the needs of Russians. He said that since the beginning of 2020, the selling prices for pollock have decreased by 30%, the fishing community intends to interact more closely with the consumer, and in the near future it is planned to launch a marketing campaign to strengthen the image of the Far Eastern pollock on the Russian market.

Earlier wrote that the development of global warming processes could lead to a reduction in the global fish catch by 3-12% by 2050. This was stated by experts from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. According to their findings, due to climate change, commercial fish are beginning to shift from traditional areas to other parts of the oceans.

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