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RFC increases output of deep-processed products by more than 20% in the 1st half of 2021. Russian Fisherу Company (RFC) in the first half of 2021 produced 22% more deep-processed products frozen at sea than in the same period in 2020. These are fillets, surimi and minced Pollock, as well as herring fillets.

“The strategic goal of the RFC is to ensure deep processing on board of fishing vessels up to 100% of catches,” said Viktor Litvinenko, General Director of the Russian Fishery Company. “And the results that the company is demonstrating today prove that we are progressively moving towards our goal.”

As previously reported, in the second quarter, RFC entered into contracts for the supply of a new product – surimi – to the domestic market. The contracts were signed with the Vichiunai group, the leading food companies Meridian and Santa Bremor, as well as with the Far East company KVEN. In the near future RFC plans to expand the list of surimi consumer partners.

The company continues to ship products to partners, in particular, in Europe, China, in the domestic market.

Work is being successfully continued to prevent the crew members and RFC’s products from contracting a new coronavirus infection. Crews are tested for the virus and undergo a two-week quarantine at the corporate observatory before fishing. Only those who have passed the quarantine and after passing it received a negative test result are allowed to work. There is an active campaign for voluntary vaccination of both office staff and crews. RFC provides information support to those wishing to be vaccinated, and also organizes vaccination points for crew members. Currently, more than 60% of crew members have been vaccinated.

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.