Salmon farm in the North Western part of Russia (Photo: Federal Agency for Fishery)
Fish farmers show results: aquaculture production in Q1 2022 increased by 4% to 157 thousand tons
Wednesday, May 11, 2022, 03:00 (GMT + 9)
According to the results of the first quarter of 2022, the volume of commercial aquaculture production in Russia increased by 4% compared to the same period in 2021 and amounted to 157 thousand tons.
The leaders in terms of fish farm production are: the Far Eastern Federal District - more than 55 thousand tons (9% higher than the values of this period in 2021), the North-Western Federal District - about 52 thousand tons (an increase of 12%) and the Southern Federal District, where 34.6 thousand tons of commercial aquaculture products were produced.
In addition, about 7 thousand tons were grown in the North Caucasus Federal District, about 4 thousand tons in the Central Federal District, more than 2 thousand tons in the Volga Federal District, about 1.8 thousand tons in the Urals Federal District, Siberian Federal District - 780 tons.
Traditionally, the main segments of the commercial aquaculture production structure are represented by carp and herbivorous fish species, valuable fish species (salmon and sturgeon), valuable hydrobionts (oysters, mussels, scallops and other molluscs, echinoderms).
The indicators of the production of these types of products across the constituent entities of the Russian Federation are unevenly distributed and vary from year to year, at the same time, indicating a stable growth of this sector of the industry - about 10% annually.
Commercial aquaculture is the industry development driver. Domestic fish farmers every year make an increasing contribution to the all-Russian production of fish products, providing the domestic market with fresh, live and chilled fish and seafood.
Source: Press Service of the Federal Agency for Fishery