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Japanese "Mitsui" talked about the prospects for work in the Far East

On July 21, Deputy Minister of Agriculture - Head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov held a working meeting with the General Director of Mitsui & Co LLC. Moscow "Meguro Hiroshi, the press service of the department said.

The Japanese side informed the representatives of Rosrybolovstvo about the progress and further plans for investing in the fishing industry of the Sakhalin Region. Thus, during the meeting, Meguro Hiroshi noted that negotiations with the island company "Tunaicha" on the implementation of a joint project - a fish meal plant - are at the final stage. At the moment, an economic assessment of the project has been carried out, based on the production rate of 300 tons of flour per year. The investment agreement is expected to be signed in March 2015. In addition, Mitsui began negotiations with the Russian group of companies Maguro on joint work in the field of deep fish processing, as well as joint trade in seafood.

“We also see great potential in aquaculture development in the Far East,” said Meguro Hiroshi. Currently, the company "Mitsui" is exploring the prospects for the cultivation of scallops and oysters on Sakhalin, as it sees a high demand for this product in Russia and Asia. Also, according to Meguro Hiroshi, in Primorsky Krai there are suitable conditions for the commercial cultivation of the sea urchin.

The Japanese company also expressed interest in the Russian frozen food market. As the Japanese investor noted, the company would like to find a partner for the construction of a factory for the production of dumplings.

In turn, Ilya Shestakov noted that today there are quite a few Russian companies, both in the distribution sector and in production, which can act as project partners.

At the same time, the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery noted the importance of investment projects in the field of fish processing and aquaculture. “These are the directions that we are trying to pay more and more attention to,” he said.

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