11 Jan 2024 10:34

Primorye, Sakhalin increase seafood exports by 70% in 2023 - Rosselkhoznadzor

VLADIVOSTOK. Jan 11 (Interfax) - Exports of fish and other seafood from Primorye and Sakhalin Region surged 72% to 1.927 million tonnes in 2023, the Primorye interregional department of Russian plant and animal health watchdog Rosselkhoznadzor reported.

China overtook South Korea to become the leading market for seafood from these eastern Russian regions, as exports to the country jumped 230% to over 1.3 million tonnes. South Korea was second with 557,300 tonnes, followed by Japan with 26,200 tonnes and Nigeria with 15,700 tonnes. Thailand overtook Germany to become the fifth largest market with 11,100 tonnes.

Primorye and Sakhalin Region exported seafood products to 20 countries in 2023, including Cyprus, the United Arab Emirates, Chile, Togo and Georgia.

The most popular products among importers were Alaska pollock, cod and live crab.