Russia’s overall pollock harvest across all fishing areas in the Far East reached 1.18 million metric tons in the first half of this year, up 8.3 percent compared with the same period a year ago, according to the country’s Pollock Catchers Association (PCA).

Catches in the main pollock fishing area of the Sea of Okhotsk amounted to 794,000 metric tons, up one percent from last year’s level.