Outlook for bottomfish supply from Murmansk-led North Basin in 2007
According to the agreement made at the 35th session of the Mixed Russian-Norwegian Fisheries Commission, in the year 2007 the overall supply of whitefish species from the North Basin can grow thanks to increased haddock and saithe quotas, though the quota of cod, the most valuable whitefish species, has been reduced by 20,200 tonnes.
Quota comparisons of main bottomfish species in the North Basin in the years 2006 and 2007 are given in the table below:
Quota 2006, metric tons
Quota 2007, metric tons
Quota 2007 versus 2006, +/- metric tons
Cod for all types of fishery
Non-commercial for direct consumption of inhabitants of coastal communities
Set on the basis of consumption norms
Haddock for all types of fishery:
In the Norwegian EEZ
In the Russian EEZ
Scientific quota for research fishery
TOTAL for main fishing species:
Note: Quotas 2007 for other bottomfish species such as ocean perch, sea cat, shrimps, etc. have been set at the same level as in 2006.
The quota for red king crab has been slightly increased (see a separate story).