Seafood imports from a number of other countries also increased amid sanctions imposed on the country.
After an estimated 30 percent drop last year, seafood imports to Russia are recovering, thanks in large part to seafood supplies from the Faroe Islands.
According to Russia’s Fishing Union, an industry association representing several large processors and traders, Russia imported 345,000 metric tons of seafood in the first seven months of the year, up 23 percent over the same period one year ago. Russian statistic service Rosstat reported an even more significant increase of 36 percent.
The country’s overall value of seafood imports increased 17 percent to $1.3
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