Good progress of Russian fisheries in first five months 2010
Since 1, January 2010 the total catch of aquatic biological resources of Russian fishermen amounted to 1,706.8 million rising by 277,100 more on the same period last year. The TACs were covered at 42.3% that was 19.4% more in comparison with the same period 2009, reports http://www.megafishnet.com/ (https://www.fishnet.ru/) with reference to Russia's Federal Fisheries Agency.
Far East Fisheries
The total catch in the Russian Far East since the 1st of January 2010 amounted to 1,150.5 million tonnes that is 225,600 tonnes more in comparison with the last year figures. Quotas take-up amounted to 39.9%.
In the Bering Sea 93,600 tonnes of commercial species were harvested while the quotas were covered at 14%, down by 5000 tonnes in comparison with last year figures.
In the Sea of Okhotsk the total catch amounted to 961,500 tonnes, quotas take-up reaching 61.5% that is 199,800 tonnes more in comparison with the last year figures.
North Fisheries Basin
Since 1, January 2010 total catch amounted to 257,700 tonnes, up 39,900 tonnes from the previous year level. The quotas were covered at 50.6%. Cod harvest amounted to 120,100 tonnes, up 16,100 tonnes from the previous year level.
Baltic Sea: Total catch amounted to 19,700 tonnes, 2,900 tonnes less from the previous year level. Quotas take-up amounted to 31.6%. The sprats harvest amounted to 10,700, a drop of 1,700 tonnes in comparison with the year 2009.
Azov and Black Sea Fisheries Basin
Total catch of aquatic biological resources amounted to 12,700 tonnes, down 1,700 tonnes from the previous year level. Sprats harvest amounted to 2,200 tonnes that is 1000 tonnes less in comparison with the same period last year.
Caspian Fisheries Basin
Total catch amounted to 16,600 tonnes, 1,600 tonnes less from the year 2009 level. Catch volume of Caspian kilka amounted to 2000 tonnes, down 700 tonnes in comparison with last year figures.
Foreign zones: Catch in foreign zones increased by 15,200 tonnes in 2010 amounting to 194,000 tonnes.
Convention zones and Open part of the World Ocean: in these areas total catch amounted to 55,500 tonnes displaying an increase of 2,700 tonnes from the previous year level.