Before the introduction of the food embargo of the Russian Federation was the second for Alaska fishermen market after Japan. In the period from 2010 to 2013 in Russia annually exported seafood to an average of $40 million In 2013 export and it reached the $61.3 million Mainly in Russia was the salmon caviar, frozen salmon and Alaska Pollock surimi. But after the introduction of restrictive measures on the part of Moscow in 2014 under the ban of the import were almost all types of fish and seafood.
Alaska Fishermen complain not only to the loss of market, but increased competition from producers from Russia. According to the American National administration on ocean and atmosphere, from 2013 to 2018, imports into the United States of Russian seafood products increased 1.7 times (from us $326 to us $551 million). The U.S. is one of the main markets for Russian fishermen.
the Institute marketing seafood Alaska is explained by the fact that Washington has not imposed the food embargo on Russian goods. In addition, producers from Russia import some of their goods duty-free. In addition, the experts pointed to the fact that Russian fishermen in the Far East and the fishermen of the U.S. state of Alaska catch mostly the same fish species, and therefore compete in key markets. However, the products from the Russian Federation in most cases for sale in the U.S. market at a lower price.
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