OREANDA-NEWS  Moscow restaurateurs have estimated the chances of staying for three years without oysters, previously announced by journalists against the background of desalination of water due to August rains in the Far East. The founder of the Zhemchuzhina group of companies, Alexander Yezhel, told Kommersant FM that the Russian market will not receive about three tons of products.

Losses among shellfish grown in "sea gardens" are 70 percent, and in the wild they reach 90 percent, RBC wrote.

Yezhel confirmed that if there are no typhoons, the seaside oyster population will recover for at least three years, and only African countries that will not be able to provide products in the usual quantity can replace it. In addition, as Sergey Mironov, the founder of the Meat & Fish restaurant chain, clarified, they have it "more expensive and not so tasty."

"Primorye is far away, and mostly oysters are transported to Moscow from the Black Sea, plus Crimean oysters and so on," said Alexander Fomin, executive director of the Association of Industrial and Commercial Enterprises of the Fish Market.

At the beginning of 2022, it was reported that Russia increased oyster production by a third during the pandemic. At the same time, Primorye provided the growth, while in the Crimea and Kuban, on the contrary, there was a decrease due to abnormal heat and floods.