To increase sales, Belarus diversifies the types of processing of pond fish
The fish farms of the Department of land reclamation and water economy of the Ministry of agriculture and food of Belarus have started harvesting feeding ponds and sell pond fish new crop. Annual catches of marketable fish pond harvest in 2011 is expected to reach 17.9 million tons, including in September-December it is planned to sell at least 9 thousand tons.
Fish sales are traditionally conducted by hatchery organizations with special machines, as well as through the trade organization of the trade Ministry and Belcoopsoyuz. Farms will also be taking part in the autumn agricultural fairs in Minsk, in regional and district centers of the Republic. In November, the Department plans to hold several large fish specialized fairs in different cities of the country.
To increase fish sales in rural areas by the Department of land reclamation signed an agreement with the Union, involving the delivery of 673 pieces of equipment for the implementation of live fish in a retail network of consumer cooperation, including 362 units in shops located in agro-towns. In commercial buildings not having conditions for sale of live fish, sold the fish in frozen and processed form.
According to experts, the main crops sold by farms, will remain the common carp, the price at which the sale of cars is projected to range from about Br14 Br22 thousand to thousand per kilogram, depending on the group (major, selected or elite). This year farms in larger quantities than in previous years, offer other kinds of fish – bighead carp, grass carp, catfish, pike, trout and sturgeon.
This year it is planned to substantially increase the supply in the distribution network is redesigned pond fish – smoked, dried, chilled, semi-finished products: fillet, carcass, sets for soup, fish, cut-up chicken pieces, kebabs, fish. Currently in the fish farms of the Ministry of agriculture already has 6 shops on processing of freshwater fish, in the nearest future it is planned commissioning of two more plants. Designed canning plant at JSC “Fish factory “Luban”.
In Belarus in the Republican property is 19 fish farms, they have the pond Fund at 20.3 thousand ha. About 80% of the total production in fish farms is carp. In addition, small volumes are grown bighead carp, crucian carp, pike, catfish, white Amur.