Has the storm passed for Russia’s fish farmers?

Russian fish farms

Source: Pskov Government

Sweeping Western sanctions had the country’s aquaculture industry reeling last year, but businesses managed to overcome most of the immediately critical challenges and authorities now believe strong production growth could be achieved

It’s expected Russian aquaculture production exceeded 400,000 tonnes in 2023, Ilya Shestakov, head of the Russian federal agency for fisheries, Rosrybolovstvo, outlined during a recent press conference. While stakeholders say this will be an essential milestone reached, they note that far more importantly, the country’s fish farming sector has switched to a more industrial path.

The industry’s transition from extensive and semi-intensive production methods towards modern industrial technologies has brought a significant increase in its production performance in recent years, and it’s anticipated more will follow, Rosrybolovstvo Deputy Head Vasily Sokolov advised

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