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In the First Quarter, Russian Capture Fishery Production Exports to China Increased by 70%

According to statistics from the Russian Federation Fisheries Agency (Rosrybolovstvo), as of April 11, the cumulative catch of wild seafood in Russia reached 1.6 million tons, of which 1.27 million tons were in the Far East, an increase of 11.2% year-on-year.

From the beginning of this year to April 11, Russia's pollock production reached 968,500 tons, an increase of 86,000 tons compared to the same period last year. Pacific herring production was 175,000 tons, an increase of 35,800 tons year-on-year. Pacific cod production was 48,800 tons, an increase of 1,000 tons year-on-year.

The catch in the Northern Basin reaches 140,000 tons, which is basically the same as in 2022. The total catch in the western region reached 32,200 tons, an increase of 5.7%. The catch of the Volga-Caspian Sea reached 29,800 tons, and that of the Azov-Black Sea reached 9,800 tons. The Russian fleet caught 115,600 tons in foreign and international waters, an increase of 20.4%.

At the same time, in the first quarter of 2023, the total seafood exports from the Russian Far East to China have reached 141,000 tons, a year-on-year increase of 70%. 150,000 tons were exported to South Korea, 4,865 tons to Japan, and 3,175 tons to Thailand.

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