In 2016 for the Northern fishery basin increased the TAC of king crab at 3.6%. In the Western fishery basin the volume of the TAC of sprat increased by 5.4%. Also increased the TAC of Alaska Pollock.
MOSCOW, 26 Jan. Total allowable catch (TAC) of aquatic biological resources in 2016 will increase by 64,9 thousand tons, or 2.3 percent, to 2,846 million tons, according to a press release from the Federal Agency for fishery.
The corresponding order was signed by the Ministry of agriculture of the Russian Federation. The total allowable catch limit annual catch of aquatic biological resources of particular species in internal waters, territorial sea and exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation, and also in the Azov and Caspian seas.
The Agency indicates that, according to experts, next year among domestic fishermen more favourable prospects of the fishery. So, in 2016 for the Northern fishery basin in comparison with the current year increased the TAC of king crab by 0.25 thousand tonnes, or by 3.6% to 7,15 thousand tons.
In the West fishery basin, the volume of Baltic herring (Baltic herring) has increased by 1.5 thousand tons, or by 5.4% — to 29.1 thousand tons. “However, a 30% decrease in the TAC of sturgeon species in the Volga-Caspian fishery basin — aggregated up to 42,37 tons”, — added the report.
The allowable catch of Pollock in 2016 is 1,837 million tons, which is 82 thousand tons (4.7%) more than in 2015, the main gain is provided by the Okhotsk sea is 70 thousand tons. As in previous years, between the West Kamchatka and Kamchatka-Kuril sub-zones may be reallocated volumes without exceeding the total the total allowable catch of Pollock in these areas.
Approved by the TAC volumes for 2016 were prepared on the basis of forecasts of fishery research institutes. Common base is formed of catches of quoted species fishery that is approved by TAC and recommended volumes of extraction of water bioresources. As a result, total catch of aquatic biological resources amounts to more than 4 million tons.