The Russian Pollock factory built by the Russian Fishery Company in Primorye in the Russian Far East, is already expanding the volume of production.
The factory aims to provide high-quality products, primarily to the domestic market. Currently, the company’s pollock fillet products are sold by the Samberi Far East retail network. With the expansion of production, it is planned to supply other retail chains in Primorye, as well as to start shipping products to Europe.
The development of processing facilities allows RFC to replace exports of unprocessed pollock, which are currently processed mainly in China.
‘Russian Fishery Company is a leader in value-added processing development in this country. The company has been implementing this strategy since 2014, through the modernisation and renewal of the fleet and the development of onshore production,’ commented Mikhail Degtyarenko, general director of the Russian Pollock factory.
‘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 fully-processed goods is a state priority enshrined in the International cooperation and export project. The development of its own full 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 a 100% natural product,’ Mikhail Degtyarenko explained.
Russian Pollock is the largest fish processing enterprise in the Primorsky Territory.
The factory’s main products are blocks and single frozen pollock fillets, as well as mince briquettes, steaks, and more.
The design capacity of the plant is 155 tonnes of products per day and at least 20 tonnes per day of fish oil and fishmeal from the main production waste. This production capacity, coupled to the company’s fleet renewal programme, are intended to allow the RFC to carry out its own full processing of up to 100% of catches.