First fish processing plant commissioned in Russia’s Extreme North

GORNO-ALTAISK, August 15 (Itar-Tass) — A first ever fish processing plant has been commissioned in Russia’s Extreme North, the press service of the government of the republic of Yakutia reported on Monday.

The Chokurdakhsky plant in Yakutia will process up to 15,000 tons of fish a day. The plant will sell its products mainly outside the republic. Its exports will include broad whitefish, muksun, Arctic cisco, Siberian white salmon, and vendace.

According to the plan’s executive director Mikhail Gabyshev, the facility was built within a period of three months. A total of 600 tons of equipment have been installed.

The plant’s trade agent is LLC Sogda-BCE Oil-Company, which will sell fresh fish to restaurants in the United States.


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