Commercial fishing for capelin won't open in 2020

Monday, 21 October 2019, 14:10
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The 49th session of the Joint Russian-Norwegian Fisheries Commission ended in Petrozavodsk. The Russian delegation was led by the Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia - the head of the Federal Agency for Fishery Ilya Shestakov, the Norwegian - by the Deputy Permanent Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Fisheries of Norway, Morten Berg.
 
During the work of the commission, the parties exchanged statistics on catch for 2018 and the past period of 2019, approved the total allowable catch for the main commercial species of fish in the Barents Sea and distributed them to national quotas.
 
According to the results of the session, the parties determined for 2020 the ODE:
- cod - 738 thousand tons, 13 thousand tons more than in 2019, of which the national quota of the Russian Federation - 315, 28 thousand tons;
- haddock - 215 thousand tons, 43 thousand tons more than in 2019, the national quota - 92.16 thousand tons;
- blue-halibut halibut - 27 thousand tons (at the level of 2019), the national quota - 11.48 thousand tons;
- sea perch (S. mentella) - 55.86 thousand tons, 2.1 thousand tons more than in 2019, the national quota - 12.1 thousand tons.
 
At the same time, the Russian Federation can fish for cod, haddock, blue-tailed halibut and sea perch in the open part of the Norwegian Sea (NEAFC Regulatory Area), the economic zone of Norway and the Spitsbergen archipelago.
 
Taking into account scientific data on the state of stock of capelin, in accordance with the rule for managing this stock, it was decided not to open commercial fishing for capelin in 2020. In 2019, capelin was also not mined.
 

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