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October 26, 2018

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RFC to Produce 'Ready to Cook' Pollock Products for Distribution with Agama Group
SEAFOODNEWS.COM - October 26, 2018
The Russian Fishery Company (RFC) CEO Fedor Kirsanov and the Agama Group CEO Yuri Alasheev signed a long-term agreement on joint production of premium quality Alaska Pollock “ready to cook” products.  The Agama Group is a major frozen food manufacturer and distributor within Russia.

Under the combined brand “Agama-Nordeco”  100-gram portions of fillet and mince will be produced from RFC’s Frozen-at-Sea (FAS) Alaska Pollock.

Individually packed Alaska Pollock fillets also planned to be produced.

According to the agreement RFC will supply FAS Alaska Pollock fillet and mince blocks as well as shatterpack to Agama production facilities. Agama will produce “ready to cook” products without full defrosting during processing, which will ensure the preservation of the nutritive properties and pure taste of Alaska Pollock as a single frozen product.

“We highly appreciate the experience and expertise of the Agama Group in the production and promotion of high-quality fish products,” - commented Fyodor Kirsanov. “I am sure that the joint brand “Agama-Nordeco” will guarantee a consistently high quality of Alaska Pollock products, the valuable properties of which we will reveal to the Russian consumers”.

“Agama has always done and is doing everything to guarantee the Russian consumers the maximum quality of fish and seafood, which is impossible without close integration with producers of raw materials,” - said Yuri Alasheev. - “We believe, that long-term cooperation with such a stable and strategically-minded partner as the RFC will reliably provide Russian people with perfect Alaska Pollock products.”

According to the contract the RFC will start supplying FAS Alaska Pollock to the Agama Group as of December 2018. Products under the “Agama-Nordeco” brand will appear in the stores in the first quarter of 2019.
https://www.seafoodnews.com/Story/1121304/RFC-to-Produce-Ready-to-Cook-Pollock-Products-for-Distribution-with-Agama-Group


Federal Register
North Pacific Fishery Management Council; Public Meeting
A Notice by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration on 10/26/2018
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (Council) Groundfish Plan Teams will meet November 13, 2018 through November 16, 2018.
https://www.federalregister.gov/documents/2018/10/26/2018-23445/north-pacific-fishery-management-council-public-meeting


FYI’s
Fish-to-Schools feeds Sitka students locally caught, donated salmon
KTVA by Manny Creech - October 24, 2018
Every Wednesday, children in Sitka are eating fish harvested and donated by Alaska fisherman. It's part of a special program by the Sitka School District, started from the community's annual health summit.
http://www.ktva.com/story/39351333/sitka-students-served-locally-caught-fish-each-week
 

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