The Russian Fishery Company’s (RFC) Russian Pollock processing plant built in the Primorsky Territory received the certificate of compliance with the MSC standards.
The products of the plant can carry the MSC logo, indicating that fishing and processing processes are in full compliance with environmental standards and meet international quality standards.
‘The entire production chain of the RFC group of companies, from catch to production, is certified for compliance with MSC standards,’ said Mikhail Degtyarenko, General Director of Russian Pollock.
‘This once again confirms that the company’s activities do not harm the environment, and the fishing and processing of products are the object of effective management and comply with state and international standards.’
The plant also passed the quality control of its products for compliance with European standards and, as a result of certification, received a Euro-number, which gives the right to sell products to European markets.
Currently, high-quality products from the Russian Pollock factory are supplied to the Russian domestic market, including the Primorsky Territory, Moscow, the Moscow Region, Yekaterinburg, Krasnoyarsk, Novosibirsk, Irkutsk, Tatarstan, Bashkortostan and Ryazan.
The company plans to expand the scope of supplies both to the domestic market and to export. In the near future, the first deliveries to the European Union, North America and the Asian region are planned.
Russian Pollock is the largest fish processing enterprise in Primorsky Territory. The main products of the plant are block and individual frozen pollock fillets, as well as mince briquettes and steaks. 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 production waste.
The factory’s capabilities, as well as those of the new fleet under construction, are expected to allow the RFC to ensure its own high-value processing of all catches.