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RUSSIAN POLLOCK PLANT EXPANDS PRODUCTION

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Russian Pollock Plant Expands Production

The plant “Russian Pollock”, built by the Russian Fishery Company (RFC) in Primorye (Far Eastern Territory), is expanding its capability in terms of volume of production.

To meet the demands of the extended volume, there is now a need to implement another  shift and therefore work in a two shifts.

“Russian Fishery Company is the flagship of the fish deep processing development in the country. The company is implementing this strategy since 2014 – through the modernization and renewal of the fleet and the development of onshore production,” commented Mikhail Degtyarenko, General Director of the Russian Pollock plant.

The plant is aimed at providing high-quality products, first, to the domestic market. Currently, the company’s products (Pollock fillet) are sold by the Samberi Far East retail network. With the expansion of production, it is planned to enter other retail chains of Primorye. Also, it is planned to start shipping the plant’s products to Europe.

The development of these processing facilities allows RFC to replace the export of raw Pollock, which today is processed mainly in China.

“Moving away from raw material exports is not only a solution to today’s problem related to the closure of Chinese ports for fish products. Increasing the export of deep-processed goods is a state priority enshrined in the national project “International cooperation and export”. The development of its own deep processing allows RFC to provide direct deliveries of the final product and guarantee its high quality. In particular, the standard of our plant excludes the use of moisture-retaining and other chemical components, which ensures 100% naturalness of the product,” explained Mikhail Degtyarenko.

Russian Pollock is the largest fish processing enterprise in the Primorsky Territory. The main products of the plant are blocks and single frozen Pollock fillets, as well as mince briquettes, steaks, etc. The design capacity of the plant is 155 tons of products per day and at least 20 tons per day of fish oil and fishmeal from the main production waste.

The capacities of the plant, as well as the new fleet under construction, will allow the RFC to provide its own deep processing of up to 100% of the catches.

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