Norway and Russia Reduce 2019 Barents Sea Cod Quota to 725,000 tons, a 7% Decrease over 2018
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by John Sackton – October 18, 2018
Norway and Russia, which jointly manage stocks in the Barents Sea, announced a 7% reduction in the cod quota for 2019. The TAC will be 725,000 tons.
The quota is split equally between both countries.
This is a 7% reduction from the 780,000 tons of quota in 2018.
"After another round of constructive and good fisheries negotiations with Russia, I am pleased that we have reached an agreement for 2019, which means we can still harvest sustainably from our common fisheries resources in the Barents Sea," said Fisheries Minister Harald T. Nesvik.
The haddock quota is also down to 172,000 tons,...
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