Outlook for red king crab supply from Murmansk-led North Basin in 2008
The next year allocations for the red king crab fishery have been made public at the recent 36th meeting of the Mixed Russian-Norwegian Fisheries Commission, fishery sources in Murmansk told www.fishnet-russia.com (www.fishnet.ru).
During the event, the Norwegians and the Russian delegation have agreed to retain separate management of the red king crab stock by the two nations in their EEZs in the Barents Sea in 2008.
The Russian side has informed the Norwegian side on technical measures of red king crab fishery management in the Russian EEZ and on Russia's quota of 3.2 million crabs for the year 2008.
The Norwegian side has informed on preparing a report about red king crab for the Storting (the Norwegian Parliament). After considering the report the Storting will approve measures of the crab fishery management in the Norwegian EEZ and the Norwegian quota 2008 and the Russian side will be informed on the above accordingly.
The results of implementation of the bilateral three-year research program of the red king crab fishery in the Barents Sea for the years 2005-2007 will be presented to the Mixed Russian-Norwegian Fisheries Commission in 2008. The sides have agreed to conduct a joint symposium on the red king crab in the Barents Sea.