May 13, 2022
Russian aquaculture output in Q1 2022 up 4% to 157,000 tonnes
Data from Russia's Federal Agency for Fishery showed the country's aquaculture output in Q1 2022 is up 4% year-on-year to 157,000 tonnes, Fish Information & Services reported.
The top producers are Far Eastern Federal District (more than 55,000 tonnes, 9% up year-on-year), the North-Western Federal District (about 52,000 tonnes, 12% up year-on-year), and the Southern Federal District (34,600 tonnes).
The main species farmed include carp and herbivorous fish species, valuable fish species (salmon and sturgeon), valuable hydrobionts (oysters, mussels, scallops and other molluscs, echinoderms).
The agency also said there is stable growth in Russia's aquaculture sector at 10% annually, adding that commercial aquaculture propels the sector forward. Local fish farmers contribute an increasing amount to Russian fish product output each year, supplying the domestic market with fresh, live, and chilled fish, and seafood.
- Fish Information & Services