In 2011 in Nazran (Republic of Ingushetia, Russia) a fish processing plant was created by SHADI LLC. The main problems encountered in the process of creation and development are the lack of specialists in this field and the necessary investment, which entails the following problems:
✓ technical problems – lack of opportunity to purchase or order the required equipment;
✓ procurement of the chemicals at the local market;
✓ presentation of new products at the local market;
✓ lack of the required space for the enterprise.
The production of fish skin should not be seen as the work of a small firm (whose activities are more similar to scientific research than commercial), this is a separate large area in the leather industry, which, with proper investment and qualified approach, will successfully develop and generate revenue.
The development of the "fish" trend in the leather industry has many positive aspects: from the economic point of view it is a more rational use of raw materials already available in large quantities, the creation of jobs in many areas of economic life (tanning, production of clothes and shoes, decoration of interior and furniture, hand made goods); from ecological point of view, this is the rational use of waste from the fish processing industry, which is not always utilized properly, that leads to the formation of huge rotting dumps.
Approximately 20 thousand species of fish inhabit the waters of our planet and each species is unique in its own way. It is an inexhaustible source for creating more and more new technologies. This diversity allows you to get a very wide range of fish skin. And it's not just fish skin, it's a completely new industry that appeared in the 21st century. These are not just handbags from fish skin, it is creation of thousands of jobs, new machines for processing fish skin, a new round of development of the chemical industry, new trends in the design of clothing and footwear. This is a new economic niche, which for the time being is not filled.
The field of use of fish leather is very extensive. Although fish leather is a rare exotic one, it confidently takes its place not only on the podiums and fashion houses, but also in our daily lives. Each skin has its own individual pattern. Due to the variety of textures and colors, fish skin is of great interest for designers of clothing, footwear and accessories. Since the technology used is environmentally safe, this skin can be used for sewing products for children and people who are allergic to certain types of mammalian skin. Fish skin can be successfully combined with various types of fabrics, furs and knitwear.
Shoes made of this skin are hardwearing, it is water resistant and it "breathes well". Today, fish skin is also an element of interior decoration. You can use leather to decorate furniture. Fragments of different leather look great in the interior. Fish leather is used in the manufacture of paintings, wall panels, vases and other decor elements. This skin is also perfect for making leather goods: bags, wallets, belts, briefcases and much more.