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Seaside fishermen caught 503,6 thousand tons of biological resources
More than half a million tons of products have been harvested by the fishermen of Primorye since the beginning of the year, the main fishing is in pollock and herring. Part of the catch is delivered to stores as part of the Primorsky Fish social program.
According to Valery Korko, head of the fishing agency of the Primorsky Territory, told EastRussia, the catch of aquatic biological resources on July 1 amounted to 107% compared to the same level last year - 503,6 thousand tons were produced. The main catch was in pollock - over 366 thousand tons, herring - about 50 thousand tons. Also, fishermen lifted on board 14,6 thousand tons of cod and 27,5 thousand tons of squid.
Now about 15 thousand people are working in the fishing industry of the region, Valery Korko noted, they provide 23% of the total catch in the Far Eastern fisheries basin and 16% of the total Russian catch.
For the third year in a row, the Primorsky Fish social program, created on the initiative of Governor Oleg Kozhemyako, has been operating in Primorye. Residents of the region can purchase high-quality pink salmon, saffron cod, herring, pollock, flounder, squid and a number of canned fish at affordable prices.
Over the five months of this year, more than 990 tons of fish and seafood were sold under the Seaside Fish program. Prices, according to Primorskstat, are 15-20% less than average retail prices.
In total, since the fall of 2018, more than four thousand tons of fish products have been sold during the program period. 865 tons were sold in 2018, more than 2,2 thousand tons in the past.
“Social fish products” are sold to stores from warehouses in Vladivostok, Ussuriysk and Dalnerechensk. About 300 trading enterprises, including large networks, participate in the Primorsky Fish program.