Russia to Increase Crab Catch in "Peanut Hole" in the Sea of Okhotsk Starting in 2017
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Eugene Gerden February 19, 2016
Russia is planning to increase crab catches in the Sea of Okhotsk starting in 2017, since the UN has awarded it full sovereignty for resource management in the 'Peanut Hole', a portion of the Sea of Okhotsk that is outside of the 200 mile limit from any Russian territory. Russia plans to increase the volume of crab production in the coming years that was recently recognized as part of the Russian shelf.
It is planned that the production itself may be started already in 2017. To date, the Russian Rosrybolovstvo has completed the first scientific studies of crab presence on the site. The studies were conducted by the scientists of the Magadan Research Institute of Fisheries (MagadanNIRO).
The enclave, which is located in center of the Sea of Okhotsk, has an area of 52,000 kilometers and has become part of Russian shelf in 2014...
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