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GC "Russian Crab" harvested 13 thousand tons of crab in 2020

GC "Russian Crab" harvested 13 thousand tons of crab in 2020
Photo: Press Service of the Russian Crab Group

The Russian Crab Group of Companies has harvested 13,02 thousand tons of crab in 2020. The volume of quotas has been utilized by 99%, while the average utilization of quotas in the Far East basin is 95%.

According to the press service of the Russian Crab Group of Companies, the volume of production increased fivefold last year. The company produced 19% of the total volume of crab production from all enterprises operating this type of fishing in the Far East. From January to December 2020, the company's fleet was engaged in industrial fishing for Kamchatka, blue crabs, opilio and Byrd snow crabs, isotopic, quadrangular hairy crab in the subzones of the Bering, Okhotsk and Japan seas.

As the General Director of the Russian Crab Group of Companies Alexander Sapozhnikov said, compared to 2019, the company increased its export volume by 3,5 times, its share in the total Russian crab export to China exceeded 23%, to Korea - 15,5%. Its share in the total supplies of crab to the United States reached 4,2%, and in supplies from Russia - 10,8%.

Sales to Japan also showed significant growth, despite the fact that quarantine restrictions significantly reduced the activity of importers. Agreements were reached on trial deliveries to the EU countries.

During the entire period of coronavirus quarantine measures, the company operates in compliance with enhanced sanitary security measures. At the end of the year, the cost of providing them exceeded 40 million rubles.

In 2020, an investment project was launched to build a new crab fleet of the Russian Crab Group of Companies. Orders for ten ships have been placed. Also among the important projects of the year are the beginning of the certification process according to the MSC standard, the digitalization of operational processes, as well as the creation of 113 new jobs.

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