Russia-based Dobroflot Group isn't about to let China's "paralyzing" pandemic-related import ban clip its wings, and is actively working to replace the massive Asian seafood market in its portfolio with an expansion of its European presence.

“China’s ban on Russian seafood imports gives us a chance to expand our presence in the European market, and we are trying to do it using the capabilities of our new processing plant,” Dobroflot CEO Alexey Efremov told IntraFish.

The company launched