In 2017, Russia's fishing industry has reached its peak in two decades.
According to Intrafish reported on January 2nd, the Russian federation fisheries agency Rosrybolovstvo data show that as of December 27, Russia in 2017, the cumulative fishery production more than 2017 tons, 2.5% increase over the previous year, was the highest in 20 years.
The number of cod catches increased by 6,900 tons to 1.7 million tons, and 53 percent from the far east. Pacific wild salmon catches 35, 000 tons, up 28.3 percent year on year. A total of 204,000 tons of pink salmon, 57.5% of salmon production, and 97,000 tons of salmon, 27.6%.
A total of 42,000 tonnes of red salmon caught, accounting for 11.9 per cent of total Pacific salmon catches. The silver salmon caught 8,400 tons and the king's catch was 388 tons. Pacific mackerel catches 51,000 tons and sardines catch 16100 tons, an increase of 2.5 times over the same period last year.
In the first 11 months of last year, the production of Russian Marine products exceeded 3.8 million tons, an increase of 3.7 percent year on year. The output of refrigeration was 2.8 million tons, up 4% year on year, accounting for 73.7% of the total output. Fresh and chilled fish slices and other seafood, including fish filling, produced 27,300 tons, up 28.7 percent year on year. The output of crustaceans was 60,400 tons, a year-on-year increase of 16.7%, and the production of canned seafood was 189,900 tons, up 1.1% year-on-year. The yield of fish liver and fish seeds was 18,600 tons, down 16.7 percent year on year.