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The production of oysters on special farms in Russia increased in 2018, also growth went fishing in the open sea and imports. It is reported owned by Grigory Berezkin RBC, citing data from the Federal Agency for fishery.
Shellfish production is concentrated in the Primorsky and Krasnodar territories, in the Crimea (on the South shore and on the lake Donuzlav) and in Sevastopol. Last year in Primorye has grown to 1.26 thousand tons of oysters, which is 14 times more than in 2017. In the Crimea, the production reached 706 tons that twice more than last year. In Sevastopol, the individual subject countries, production grew by a third and amounted to 87 tons. In Krasnodar Krai the number of grown oysters grew in 2.8 times up to 55 tons. For the first half of the current year in the Crimea grown more oysters than the whole of 2018, — 802 tons. In the Krasnodar region production dropped from 16 to 15 tons.
The Agency has considered that market growth is due to the response to anti-Russian sanctions. Until 2014 oysters in Russia practically was not made: then they were brought mainly from the EU. The situation changed after the introduction in 2014 the food embargo, which, including the European seafood has ceased to supply the Russian market. The ban was extended until 2020.
After the imposition of sanctions, the Agency has begun to hold auctions and play areas for breeding. According to market participants, shellfish breeding is very attractive as it pays for itself quickly. For example, the scallop reaches market size in three years, and the oyster for a year and eight months.
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