From Intrafish on February 23, a research report released by the Russian fishery agency Rosrybolovstvo showed that the output of wild salmon in Russia is expected to increase significantly compared with the bleak fishing in 2020.
Overall, salmon catches in the Far East are expected to reach 459,300 tons, an increase of 34.8%year-on-year, but this is the lowest value since 2009 and 8%lower than in 2009 (in Russia, salmon fishing will be odd and Even-numbered years, especially in view of the life cycle of pink salmon).
The estimated catch of pink salmon is 322,300 tons, which accounts for most of the total salmon species. The catches of dog salmon and sockeye salmon are estimated to be 93500 tons and 32,100 tons, respectively, accounting for 20%and 7%of the total. .
The total catch of coho salmon, king salmon and sakura salmon is expected to reach 11,400 tons.
Most salmon will be caught in the Kamchatka region. The estimated catch is about 359,000 tons, of which 170,985 tons are caught in the eastern Kamchatka region and 188,440 tons in the western Kamchatka region.
Salmon production in the Sakhalin region and Khabarovsk border region is estimated to reach 45,000 tons and 37,000 tons, respectively; the total catch of Magadan, Chukotka and Primorye is expected to reach 17,700 tons.
Russia’s Pacific wild salmon season will officially start on June 1. It is the country’s second largest catch after cod and plays an important role in the Far East coastal economy.