The Agency spoke about the prospects for the Baltic sprat in Russia

© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase in footballistique sprats. Archival photoThe Agency spoke about the prospects for the Baltic sprat in Russia© RIA Novosti / Maxim to Aminopherase the image Bank

Manufacturers of sprat from the Baltic States will have to compete for the Russian consumer, as domestic fishermen and processors provide a high quality product, told RIA news Agency.

Earlier on Monday, the Rosselkhoznadzor informed about the cancellation of the ban on the supply of canned fish from two Baltic companies. Estonian DGM Shipping AS, according to information on its website, specializiruetsya on the herring and sprat, not releasing at the same sprats with oil, which since Soviet times, are considered a traditional dish in new year’s eve menu. Latvian company SIA Karavela (Kaija brand) has a wider range of canned products, in particular, both conventional and large sprats in oil.

«Companies from other Baltic countries to return to the Russian market will seriously compete for a place on the shelf, as Russian consumers have already seen a higher quality and safety of domestic product», — said the press service of the Agency.

A ban on the supply to Russia of canned fish 44 31 Estonian and Latvian factories were introduced in the summer of 2015. According to the decision of the Rosselkhoznadzor products were removed from sale. The Ministry stated that the ban was linked to the identification of systemic violations, including the lack of control of safety of products and benzapyrene.

The press service of the Agency the Agency also said that during the restrictions on the supply of sprats in Russia from other Baltic countries domestic enterprises have the chance: increased catch and production, and as a result occupy this market niche completely.

So, in 2016, according to Rosstat, the production of sprats, fresh or chilled exceeded 17 thousand tons, which is almost 4 times more than in 2015 (4.4 thousand tons), production of sprat in oil also increased significantly, from 23.8 million cans to 34.2 million (43.8 per cent). In addition, at the end of 2017 the government of the Kaliningrad region is projected threefold increase in sprat production in the region, the issue could reach 42 million conditional jars.