Norway and Russia have agreed on their respective fisheries quotas for 2021
Norway and Russia have agreed on their respective fisheries quotas for 2021.
The total quota of cod is distributed between Norway, Russia and third countries according to the same pattern as in previous years. Norway’s quota for 2021 will be 397,635 tonnes, reports the Ministry of Trade and Industry.
“I am very pleased that we have also for next year been able to reach an agreement on an agreement that both safeguards the interests of the fishing industry and is biologically sustainable. This is a bright spot in a situation where the corona pandemic naturally also affects the fishing industry,” says Minister of Fisheries and Seafood Odd Emil Ingebrigtsen in a press release.
This year’s negotiations took place digitally due to the COVID-19 situation.
About the agreement for 2021
The cod stock is in good condition and the total quota for Northeast Arctic cod for 2021 was set at 885,600 tonnes, in line with the management rule. This means continued sound and sustainable management of the stock.
The total cod quota is distributed between Norway, Russia and third countries according to the same pattern as in previous years. Norway’s quota for 2021 will be 397,635 tonnes, including 21,000 tonnes of coastal cod and 7,000 tonnes of research catch.
The total quota for haddock is set at 232,537 tonnes for 2021, in line with the management rule. The Norwegian haddock quota will thus be 113,348 tonnes, including the research quota.
It was decided not to open for capelin fishing in 2021 .
The total quota for blue halibut in 2021 is set at 27,000 tonnes. A total quota has been set for proboscis caps of 66,158 tonnes for 2021. This is an increase of 10,298 tonnes from 2020.
The fisheries agreement also contains technical regulations for the practice of fishing, control measures and research collaboration. There is a long-term and extensive research collaboration between Norway and Russia on living marine resources and the ecosystem in the Barents Sea, and the parties agreed on a joint Norwegian-Russian research program for 2021.