Norway: No Increase in Turnover Requirements For Red King Crab Quota
Shortly after Norway’s Institute of Marine Research Quota Council revealed that they are slashing their 2024 quota recommendation for red king crab by more than 50%, the Norwegian Directorate of Fisheries announced that they will not propose an increase in the turnover requirements for next year’s allocation of king crab quota.
The Directorate of Fisheries says that they have had a proposal for regulation of the catch of king crab in the quota-regulated area east of 26°E. A gradual increase in the turnover requirement for king crab quota was proposed for 2024. However, now the agency says that “several of the consultation inputs are critical of a tightening of the turnover requirement so late in the year.”
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