Local seafood company announces end to imports from Russia

Local seafood company announces end to imports from Russia

A popular Grimsby-based seafood company has announced that they will no longer be buying products from Russia due to the ongoing war in Ukraine.

Premiere Seafoods LTD in Grimsby shared the news yesterday (24 March), stating that they will no longer be importing their king crab from Russia.

Most of their crab comes from Russian waters but that shared they have stopped this trade for “obvious reasons”.

Sharing the news to Twitter, the company announced that their mailing list subscribers will be the first to be informed when they get new stock.

Many applauded the company’s decision, as Ukraine has faced non-stop attacks from Russia for the past month in the ongoing invasion.

The UK has placed multiple sanctions on Russian oligarchs, MPs, and even on certain exports to Russia.

Major companies such as McDonald’s, Levi’s, and even luxury brands such as Dior.

Although some have stated pulling services from Russia hurts innocent citizens, the reality is companies are showing the Russian government that their actions of war against Ukraine are morally corrupt.

When asked if this move is fair on Russian fishermen, Premier Seafoods said: “There are always winners & losers. By buying from elsewhere those fishermen will benefit this time instead.

“Unfortunately we cannot support everybody in or out of wartimes. If only we could. Let’s hope for everybody’s sake there is resolution sometime very soon.”

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