Russian pollock sector soon to be as consolidated as US – 2 Foreign Companies OWN 50% of all US POLLOCK

The industry will follow the model of the US pollock sector, with the top five Russian companies controlling 80% of the quota in 2015-2016, states Osadchiy’s presentation from the event, held last week in Bergen, Norway. In the US, Trident Seafoods, Maruha Nichiro, Nippon Suisan Kaisha (Nissui) and American Seafoods Group control 80% of the TAC. Trident has 25% of the TAC, Maruha Nichiro, through its mothership vessels and Westward Seafoods and Alyeska Seafoods processing plants, has 22%; Nissui has 18% through Unisea; with American Seafoods and its fleet of factory vessels harvesting 16%. Read the rest here 18:59