The head of the Federal Fishery Agency visited company «Meridian»
On April 6, 2018, the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia - the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery Ilya Shestakov visited the «Meridian» production. The meeting was held as a part of evaluation of activities of fish industries located in Moscow.
Alexey Komlev, General Director of OJSC «Meridian» introduced production facilities of the company and the results of the updates. In recent years, the company made a great work on modernizing workshops, equipment and improving the technology of production. Also «Meridian» expanded the range of products and rather increased the number of SKU produced from Russian raw materials.
Alexey Komlev noted that because of the embargo, the company increasing partnership with Russian producers of raw materials. Particular attention is paid to relations with fish farmers in the North-West region of Russia. In this direction, a large share of purchased raw materials is taken by chilled fish: trout and salmon produced in Karelia and Murmansk. «Meridian» planning to develop cooperation, and continue searching for new suppliers of high-quality domestic raw materials in the Far East.
Discussing the situation on the market, Ilya Shestakov focused on the need to create demand and good image of domestic fish products. That's why relationships between producers and fishermen is one of the most relevant. The Federal Agency for Fishery is ready to become a mediator in establishing effective cooperation between these sectors of the market. Ilya Shestakov also noted that from the next year, the situation with the provision of high-quality Russian raw materials should improve. A new concept of coastal fisheries will be launched, which will increase by 20% the quota for fishermen which supply the entire catch of fresh, live and chilled fish to the shore for processing or sales.