TINRO Estimates Show Increases in Pollock, Crab Stocks in Russia Far East
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by John Sackton October 17, 2016
The latest report from TINRO - the Russian Far Eastern Research Center - shows improvements in the biomass of both groundfish and crab in the Sea of Okhotsk.
At the same time, Russia has announced an increase in TACs for both pollock and crab. For pollock, Russia has increased the TAC from 1.72 million tons in 2016 to 1.84 million tons in 2017, an increase of around 3%. For the MSC approved Sea of Okhotsk fishery, the TAC will be 1.07 million tons, with the rest of the pollock TACs in the Kuriles and the the Bering Sea.
For crab, total TAC for all species is up to 73,500 tons, which is 6800 tons more than last year. ..
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