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Putin effect gives Chilean salmon farming short-lived boost

Russia turns to the S American country to replace imports from Norway but rouble's slump depresses demand

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What does President Vladimir Putin have to do with the price of fish? At least when it comes to salmon, quite a lot.

Tokyo

WHAT does President Vladimir Putin have to do with the price of fish? At least when it comes to salmon, quite a lot.

In the tit-for-tat sanctions between Russia and nations opposing its annexation of Crimea, one retaliatory move by Mr Putin in August was to include fish in a