Russian Satellite News Agency, Vladivostok, February 25. The Russian Primorsky Territory government released a message stating that in the context of the closure of Chinese ports to Russia due to the new crown epidemic prevention measures, the Primorye Territory fishery companies are expanding their exports to Europe. Film supply.
The news stated:“Since the beginning of the fishing season, companies in Primorsky Territory have fished nearly 80,000 tons of pollock. Due to the closure of Chinese ports due to the new crown epidemic, fishery companies are looking for new sales markets to export pollock fillets to Europe. .”
The regional government press office pointed out to the satellite news agency that pollock fillets from Primorsky Krai had been supplied to Europe, but the supply was even smaller.
The representative of the Press Office said:”The supply to Europe has been expanded.”
More than 25 ships from companies from Primorsky Krai are fishing for pollock in the Sea of Okhotsk. As of February 15, 79,082 tons of pollock had been salvaged, and 15%of the quota had been used.
The government of the Russian Federation is formulating a set of support measures that will create enough fish processing capacity in the Far East within one and a half to two years to get rid of its dependence on China. Two large-scale pollock and other fish processing plants have been built in the Russian Primorye Region, and the ports have expanded their cold storage capacity.
The Fisheries Agency of the Russian Federation issued a report in December that the Port of Dalian, China, has suspended reception of foreign ships due to several port unloading workers infected with the new crown virus. Dalian Port was the last port where Russian aquatic products can be unloaded. Russian Deputy Prime Minister Abramchenko pointed out that in the context of restricting supplies to China, the Russian government will support domestic fishery companies, that is, provide logistics subsidies to help deliver aquatic products to new processing and sales points in Russia.
Dalian and Qingdao are the two main ports for China to receive frozen seafood from Russia. According to the data of the Russian Federal Animal and Plant Health Supervision Agency, in 2020, the export volume of aquatic products from Russia to China was 1.02 million tons.