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Farmers in the Far Eastern Federal District have announced new problems due to coronavirus

Farmers in the Far Eastern Federal District have announced new problems due to coronavirus
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Farmers in the Far East have announced new problems associated with the coronavirus pandemic. Due to the restrictions introduced, difficulties arose with changing crews of ships, overloading fish. Companies fear that problems may arise with salmon fishing.

As the Interfax, Now the industry enterprises in the Far Eastern Federal District are increasing their catch volumes relative to the indicators of 2019, however, the demand for products in a number of positions is declining due to the crisis in the HoReCa sector.

Due to the passage of a two-week quarantine, the time for transshipment of fish increases, and queues from transport vessels awaiting unloading appear. There are also problems with the change of ship crews, since many do not live in the Far East, but come from the western regions. There are problems with their delivery home and fishing. There are difficulties with providing employees with protective equipment.

Coronavirus restrictions could jeopardize the massive importation of temporary workers from different regions on the eve of salmon fishing season. It is planned at the beginning of summer, and people will need to be delivered somehow, somewhere to place and comply with all the rules due to restrictions.

And if the demand for canned fish has grown now, especially in the domestic market, then with the supply of block fillets of secondary frozen pollock - difficulties, especially in foreign markets. The target consumer of these products was the HoReCa sector, and its work all over the world practically stopped. In Russia, the demand for fish has also fallen: there is practically no demand for cod, pollock and other species are still on sale, but a drop in price terms is felt.

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