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Red fish prices rise in Russia
Wholesale prices for wild Pacific salmon soared in Russia. Pink salmon has risen by a third compared with last year, and chum salmon by almost 50%. Experts attribute this to a low catch volume and predict a regular increase in the cost of the product in retail.
As the RBC, the wholesale price growth for pink salmon is uniform, but the chum salmon, which in the Far East has risen in price by 17%, in the Central Federal District rose immediately by 47% to 250 rubles per kg. Sockeye has become more expensive by 14%.
Currently, about 485 thousand tons of Pacific salmon have been harvested in the Far Eastern Federal District, most of it in Kamchatka. At the same time, last year the catch amounted to a record 645 thousand tons of red fish. This is due to her powerful approach in even years. Large retailers have already faced an increase in the purchase price.