Russia’s federal fishery agency, Rosrybolovstvo, has ambitious plans to nearly triple the country’s overall farmed salmon production by 2030.

“We are expecting Russia’s overall output of farmed salmonids to reach at least 185,000 metric tons," Kseniya Timakova, a spokesperson for Rosrybolovstvo, told IntraFish. If producers meet this goal, the share of farmed salmon in Russia's overall aquaculture production will rise from the present 28 percent to 37 percent, she said.

In 2018, Russia’s production of farmed salmonids, including Atlantic salmon and trout, increased 20 percent compared with the previous year, to reach 67,000 metric tons, according to Rosrybolovstvo.