Russia plans more than 140 new hatcheries
The country announced the next tenders for 143 fish hatcheries with a total area of 22,000 hectares to increase its aquaculture production.
Russia’s Rosrybolovstvo and its territorial departments announced the next tenders for 143 fish hatcheries with a total area of 22,000 hectares. Most of the auctions will take place during the summer.
The largest area for auction is located in the Ural Federal District (65 fish hatcheries with a total area of 17,800 hectares), in the south (59 hatcheries with an area of 3,200 hectares) and in the North-West (11 hatcheries with an area of 398 hectares).
The volume of production of Russian commercial aquaculture products has more than doubled over ten years and in 2020 amounted to 328,600 tons. Compared to 2019, the increase was 14%. According to the Strategy for the Development of the Fisheries Industry, by 2030 it is planned to increase the volume of aquaculture production in Russia to almost 620,000 tons. To support investors, the regulatory framework and government support measures are being improved.
In total, to date, in the waters of the Russian Federation, fish farmers have been provided with 5,580 plots with a total area of 660,000 hectares. The largest water area for growing aquaculture products is provided in the Urals (220,000 hectares), the Far East (90,800 hectares), the South of Russia (56,800 hectares), Siberia (49,00 hectares) and the North-West (30,500 hectares).