Russian aquaculture industry slow to emerge despite demand

Russian aquaculture industry slow to emerge despite demand

Courtesy Astrakhan Aquaculture Cluster

Fisheries hope for quality domestic aquafeed production, but manufacturers face a set of unique challenges

By 2020, Russia plans to become self-sufficient in aquafeed production. In 2016, Russian officials claim the country doubled its volume compared with 2015 to cut losses of fish farms purchasing foreign feed and ensure the long-term sustainable development of its aquaculture industry.