Russia's Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin has signed a decree on subsidizing rail transport of pollock from the Far East to the central regions of the country in a bid to free up overloaded storage facilities.

Subsidies will be provided to compensate for losses that arise from setting preferential tariffs for the transportation of pollock products by railway.

The new legislation is aimed at increasing the volume of pollock supplies from Russia’s Far East to the central part of the country amid China’s COVID-19-related closure of its market to Russian seafood exports.