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Roughly half of global Pacific salmon harvest comes from Russia. The majority of it is pink salmon, accounting for 60 to 70 percent of the global supply. Chum, sockeye and coho salmon each make up about 30 percent, according to the Sustainable Fisheries Partnership website. However, these numbers vary from year to year and accurate numbers are difficult to obtain. Much of Russia’s domestic salmon production stays in the country. Some of it is sent to China or Korea for further processing before being exported to foreign markets, adding another layer of obscurity.

Russia’s Pacific salmon...

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