Russia stopped buying seafood from the US three years ago in protest against US sanctions for its invasions in Ukraine and Crimea. For Alaska, that’s been a loss of about $90 million each year in sales of pink salmon roe and pollock products.

But it hasn’t stopped the US from continuing its purchases of Russian seafood. Imports to the US have increased by more than 3 million tons since June 2015.

Here’s a table illustrating Russian seafood imports to the U.S. from NMFS Trade Data:

Total U.S. Imports of Russian Seafood, 2010-2017
MT $M
2010 27,336 $269.1
2011 21,474 $268.9
2012 19,682 $229.5
2013 28,905 $327.6
2014 23,345 $320.5
2015 23,716 $317.1
2016 26,945 $411.1
Thru June 2016 11,673 $184.4
Thru June 2017 16,406 $266.7

Credit:  ASMI

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