Russia’s largest salmon farming company, Russian Aquaculture, increased its harvest of salmonids by 30 percent in the first half of 2021, putting the group on pace to reach an ambitious production target of 35,000 metric tons within the next for years.

The Murmansk-based group harvested 12,800 metric tons of salmon and trout from its sites, bringing in revenues of RUB 6.723 million (€75.87 million/$90.08 million) -- 28 percent higher than the same period last year.

Production of Atlantic salmon from the company's sites in the Murmansk region increased 27 percent to 11,800 metric tons, while harvest volumes of trout from the lakes in the Karelia region jumped 73 percent to 1,000 metric tons.