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Fish and Seafood Exports Increased in January 2013

07 March 2013

RUSSIA - Fish and seafood exports in January 2013 increased in volume by 27 per cent, 35.8 thousand tonnes, and in value by 19.7 per cent to $236.4 million, from the same time last year.

In January, exports of frozen fish increased by 27.4 per cent to 156.9 thousand tons, due to the increase in yield and export of Pacific herring,  Pacific and Atlantic cod, mackerel, haddock and sea bass, reports ProdMagazin.

Despite the rise in the other species, exports of salmon and pollock declined.

Exports of fish fillets increased by 14.1 per cent to 4.8 tonnes. The main export fillet went to the Netherlands and South Korea. The increase in exports was due to the growth in exports of cod fillets .

ProdMagazin reported that exports of fish, dried, salted or smoked increased by 82.4 per cent to 547 tonnes. 

Crustacean exports grew by 11.2 per cent to 2.7 tonnes. Export growth was due to the increase in the export of crabs. At the same time, amid falling catches and the increase in income for the domestic market, shrimp exports decreased to 222 tons.

Exports of shellfish have grown by 9.4 per cent to 1018 tonnes and exports of prepared or preserved fish products increased by 7.6 per cent to 1.38 tonnes. 

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