Russian government authorities have approved the Nevod fish processing plant on the island of Sakhalin, which has been built under the government’s investment quotas initiative.
Nevod has been in operation on the west coast of Sakhalin since 2012, supplied by its own five fishing vessels and in 2020 the company produced 2300 tonnes.
The new facility was built between 2018 and 2020, with an investment by Nevod amounting to 360 million rubles, and the new factory generates around 150 jobs.
The 3000 square metre facility is built to withstand seismic shocks that are a feature of the region.
The factory is designed to generate around 25 tonnes of products per day, equivalent to an 8000 tonne annual production rate. Nevod produces steaks, fillets, minced fish and other products from Pacific cod, halibut and other species. Production goes to retailers in the Russian Far East as well as regions of Siberia, the Urals and the central and southern areas of Russia.
Fishmeal is produced from production waste and the plant can cope with up to 10 tonnes per day. The fishmeal is exported to Asian and Pacific countries.
The Commission responsible for inspecting the facility approved all aspects and as a result Nevod will receive additional quotas.