RFC aims to produce four to five thousand tonnes of surimi in 2021 Photo: RFCRFC aims to produce four to five thousand tonnes of surimi in 2021 Photo: RFC

The Russian Fishery Company has signed the first contracts for the supply of Pollock surimi to the Russian market.

The terms of the deal will bring more than 300 tonnes of surimi produced on board the trawler Vladimir Limanov to market in the second quarter of 2021.

“It is important for us that, first of all, Russian buyers get access to high-quality surimi products,” said Saveliy Karpukhin, first deputy general director of RFC. “RFC’s surimi is produced directly in the sea from Pollock – ecologically pure wild white fish. The finished product is frozen on board within a few hours after the catch is raised, which preserves its high quality and beneficial nutritional properties, for which surimi is valued all over the world,” he added.

Parties to the contracts were producer of surimi products Vichunai group, food companies Meridian and Santa Bremor, as well as with the Far East company KVEN.

The Russian market for surimi is one of the seven largest in the world and is currently supplied by producers in Southeast Asia. RFC bringing surimi to the Russian market will help improve food security in the country and the company also plans to develop its export sales of surimi.

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