By January 10, 2023, Russian fishermen caught 79.2 thousand tons of fish and seafood, which is 16.5% more than in the same period of the previous year, the Federal Agency for Fisheries reported. In the Far Eastern fishery basin, the catch volume increased by 27% and amounted to 68.8 thousand tons of aquatic biological resources (WBR), in the Northern fishery basin – 5.1 thousand tons, in the Western – 1.8 thousand tons (an increase of almost 2 times), in the Azov-Black Sea — 0.7 thousand tons (+24%), in the Volga-Caspian — 1.4 thousand tons (+45%). In the exclusive economic zones of foreign states, conventional areas and the open part of the World Ocean, the volume of WBR production by the Russian fleet amounted to 1.4 thousand tons. According to preliminary data from the Federal Agency for Fishery, in 2022, domestic fishermen caught more than 4.88 million tons of aquatic biological resources. Updated data will be provided after the collection of statistics on freshwater species after the first quarter of this year, the agency said.
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