Russia's 2022 pollock catch meeting high expectations

Published on
November 17, 2022
Workers processing pollock.

Russian fishing companies are on track to have a solid pollock catch in 2022, as authorities attempt to boost domestic consumption – even though exports show no signs of dropping.

Russia’s pollock B season, which started on 15 October, is meeting high expectations thus far. According to data from the Russian Federal Agency for Fisheries, the total pollock catch so far this year – including totals from the A season – through 7 November was 921,300 metric tons (MT), an increase of 4 percent over the same period in 2021.

Russia’s Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) the pollock quota remaining for season B will allow for up to ... 

Photo courtesy of Russian Fishery Company

Contributing Editor reporting from Saint Petersburg, Russia

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