Norway and Russia agree 775,000 tonne cod quota for 2018

Published by FiskerForum, 13-10-2017 · info@fiskerforum.dk

Norway and Russia have agreed on quotas for cod, haddock, capelin, Greenland halibut and redfish, as well as improved conditions for carrying out fishing research activities in each other's zones.

The agreement was signed at Kazan in Russia by Russian fisheries minister Ilya Shestakov and Arne Benjaminsen of the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries.

The quota for north-east Arctic cod was set at 775,000 tonnes for next year, divided between Russia, Norway and third party nations along the same lines as in previous years, while the haddock quota is set at 202,305 tonnes.

Next year there will be a commercial fishery for capelin for the first time since 2015, with a 205,000 tonnes quota.

Greenland halibut is set at 27,000 tonnes, a 3000 tonne increase on this year’s quota and the redfish quota os 32,658 tonnes, up 2658 tonnes on the 2017 quota.

The fisheries agreement between Norway and Russia also cover technical regulations covering fishing, control systems and co-operation on marine research, which continues the long and extensive collaboration in the Barents Sea and a joint research programme for 2018 was also agreed with improved conditions for mapping fish stocks across each others’ zones.

Source: Fiskebåt

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