Russian Fishery, Agama Group roll out pollock line
Russian Fishery Company (RFC) and Agama Group’s new retail Alaska pollock line will arrive in Russian retail chains in April.
The two companies formed a joint venture in October 2018, under which RFC will supply frozen-at-sea Alaska pollock to the Agama Group. The combined “Agama-Nordeco” (Nordeco is RFC’s retail brand) line includes portioned pollock fillets and pollock fillets in individual packaging.
The products are manufactured at Agama's facilities from single-frozen fish that are frozen at sea. The fish are not defrosted during processing, which ensures the preservation of the beneficial properties and taste of pollock, RFC said in a statement.
“For the RFC, one of the global leaders in the catch and processing of Alaska Pollock, it is extremely important to ensure access to high-quality products from this fish for the end consumer,” RFC CEO Fedor Kirsanov. “Thanks to the production of its own retail brand, RFC provides quality control at all stages - from catch to production of finished products. Many years’ experience and expertise of the Agama Company help us with it.”
Last fall, Kirsanov and the Agama Group CEO Yuri Alasheev signed a long-term agreement to jointly produce a Alaska pollock “ready-to-cook” products.
RFC is supplying frozen-at-sea Alaska pollock fillet and mince blocks as well as shatterpack to Agama production facilities. Agama will produce “ready-to-cook” products without full deforestation during processing, which will ensure the preservation of the nutritive properties and pure taste of Alaska pollock, Russian Fishery said in a statement.
“Agama has always done and is doing everything to guarantee the Russian consumers the maximum quality of fish and seafood, which is impossible without close integration with producers of raw materials,” Alasheev said. “We believe, that long-term cooperation with such a stable and strategically-minded partner as the RFC will reliably provide Russian people with perfect Alaska pollock products.”