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Far Eastern partner started production of products from RFC’s surimi

Far Eastern partner started production of products from RFC’s surimi

The Far Eastern seafood producer KVEN, one of the first buyers of surimi of the Russian Fishery Company, has successfully produced trial batches of products from RFC’s surimi. Previously, the company purchased surimi exclusively abroad – in Japan, USA, Chile, Argentina or Vietnam.

According to KVEN experts, RFC’s surimi is of high quality and is not inferior to Japanese in its chemical and biological indicators. The company produced crabsticks, imitation crabmeat and a number of other products from high-quality Russian surimi.

“We are pleased with the result,” said Evgeny Morgunkov, General Director of KVEN JSC. “And we hope that most of the surimi can finally be purchased from domestic producers.”

For the RFC, cooperation with Russian partners, in particular, with the Far East company KVEN, is an element of a sustainable development strategy aimed at supporting local producers.

“The beginning of cooperation with the Far Eastern brand, recognized and loved by millions of residents of the Far East, can be called with all confidence a promising start,” commented Saveliy Karpukhin, First Deputy Director General of the RFC. “Cooperation with leading Russian and local producers allows RFC to control and ensure high quality of the product at all stages, from catch to shelf, and create the maximum added value of fish products in the country”.

The start of surimi production by the Russian Fishery Company became possible thanks to the construction of a new fleet of modern supertrawlers and the commissioning of the first such vessel – “Vladimir Limanov”.


About Russian Fishery Company

RFC is one of the largest producers of Pollock globally. The company is among the three leading Russian producers of wild white fish. The main harvested species are Pollock and Pacific Нerring. RFC is engaged in fishing in the far Eastern fisheries basin. The Company’s large fishing vessels are well suited to work in all fishing areas and under all climate conditions. They are equipped with modern fishing and processing equipment from leading international suppliers that enables the vessels to harvest different types of seafood. Strategic goals of the Company involve increasing the output of high value-added products due to building of new, state-of-the-art supertrawlers.

RFC is building a new fleet of 11 supertrawlers. Each trawler is designed for an annual catch of more than 60 thousand tons of fish, which is 2.5 times higher than the productivity of vessels that are today the basis of the fishing fleet in the Russian Far East. The first of  supertrawlers to be built for the RFC was handed over to the company in 2020.

Visit http://www.russianfishery.ru/eng/ to learn more.