Fishing enterprises in Russia’s Far East are in frantic search of new customers as most of their Japanese partners cancelled orders following a devastating earthquake.
Mikhail Kotov, who heads the major Far Eastern fishing enterprise Morskoi Volk, said “all [trade] ties with Japan, our largest fish buyer, have been suspended at the moment.”
“[Our] Japanese partners informed us that they have to cut imports significantly after the devastating earthquake. We used to supply up to 70% of our products to Japan,” he said.
“We can only hope that China and [South] Korea will buy our products. We also expect to sell our fish to the United States,” Kotov added.
A devastating 9.0-magnitude earthquake and tsunami have killed nearly 6,000 people and left thousands missing in Japan.
MAGADAN, March 15 (RIA Novosti)