Rosselkhoznadzor head Sergey Dankvert met with Jose Miguel Burgos, the head of Chile’s Sernapesca fisheries body, on Thursday.
“The sides [Russia and Chile]…have mapped out concrete steps for the supply of genetic material from Chile for growing salmon in the Russian Federation. This will allow to replace Norwegian supplies of this product,”
Rosselkhoznadzor said in a statement after the meeting.
According to the Russian agriculture watchdog, the move comes amid concerns over the spread of salmon infections.