RFC, Russian Pollock and ROK-1 sign partnership agreement for the development of sales of Pollock in the domestic market
As part of the IV World Fisheries Forum, Russian Fishery Company (RFC), Russian Pollock Factory (part of RFC Group) and Fish Processing Factory No.1 (ROK-1) signed a long-term partnership agreement, according to the company’s statement.
The parties plan to ensure sales in the Russian market of consumer products made from pollock fillets in the amount of at least 10,000 tonnes per year, from 2023.
“Pollock is an ecologically pure wild white fish, unique in terms of the content of valuable nutrients, which unfortunately is underestimated by Russian buyers,” commented Saveliy Karpukhin, RFC’s first deputy general manager. – The aim of our partnership with one of the leading Russian fish producers is to open up to Russians the real taste and benefits of high-quality Pollock products and to ensure the growth of sales of this fish in the domestic market . This product is essential for followers of a healthy diet, easy to cook, hypoallergenic, and recommended for people with diabetes. Therefore, we are confident in the good prospects of our products in the Russian market.
From RFC’s Pollock, both frozen at sea and processed at the facilities of the Russian Pollock factory, it is planned to manufacture branded products based on ROK-1, including under the existing brand Svoya Rybka . Partners will offer Russian buyers high quality portioned and chunky fillets, loins, mince, fillets and hash medallions, breaded products, etc. vegetables, sides and sauces, as well as animal feed.
The sale of products is planned through the largest retail chains including Magnit, Perekrestok, Pyaterochka, Karusel, Lenta, Vkusville, as well as through major restaurant chains, online stores, kit delivery services for preparing food or prepared meals.
Russian Fishery Company is one of the largest pollock producers in the world. The company is one of the three main Russian producers of wild white fish. The main species harvested are pollock and Pacific erring. RFC is engaged in fishing in the Far East fishing basin.
The company’s large fishing boats are well suited for working in all fishing areas and in all weather conditions. They are equipped with modern fishing and processing equipment from leading international suppliers that allow vessels to harvest different types of seafood. The strategic objectives of the Company are to increase the production of high added value products through the construction of new state-of-the-art supertrawlers. RFC is building a new fleet of 11 supertrawlers. Each trawler is designed to catch more than 60,000 tonnes of fish annually, 2.5 times the productivity of the vessels that today form the base of the fishing fleet in the Russian Far East. The first of the supertrawlers to be built for the RFC was delivered to the company in 2020.
Today, the ROK-1 group of companies is one of the leaders in the fish processing industry in Russia. The holding company has production facilities which enable it to produce more than 60,000 tonnes of products annually. The company manufactures 14 different product categories (over 400 items), which can be found in both large and small towns in Russia.