Russian fishermen harvested in excess of 2.7 mln tonnes of fish
In the first nine months of the year 2008 Russia's fish companies harvested 2.759 million metric tons of fish, 10,000 tonnes down on the same period last year, reports www.fishnet-russia.com (www.fishnet.ru) with reference to the nation's Federal Fisheries Agency.
Russian Far East
In Bering Sea the total harvest amounted to 566,000 tonnes, 113,000 tonnes down on last year, with the quota take-up amounting to 54% of the total. The total harvest in the North and South Kuriles amounted to 220,000 tonnes, 1000 tonnes down on last year. The quota take-up in the area amounted to 30%. The total harvest in the Sea of Okhotsk amounted to 982,000 tonnes, 122,000 tonnes up on last year. The take-up in the area was much higher at 74%.
Russia's total harvest of cod and haddock in January-September 2008 amounted to 244,000 tonnes, 27,000 tonnes up on the corresponding result last year. The quota take-up amounted to 93%.
The total harvest in the Baltic Sea amounted to 29,600 tonnes, 1600 tonnes down on last year, and accounted for 43% of the TAC. The harvest of Baltic sprats since the start of the year amounted to 17,000 tonnes, 2000 tonnes down on the same period last year.
Sea of Azov and Black Sea
The nation's fish companies harvested 7100 tonnes of sprat in the Sea of Azov and in the Black Sea. The result exceeded the corresponding figure of last year by 1300 tonnes.
The harvest of Caspian sprat in the first nine months of 2008 amounted to 6600 tonnes, 6400 tonnes down on the same period last year.
The Russian harvest in the foreign EEZs amounted to 410,000 tonnes on a par with last year.
Convention zones and international waters
In January-September 2008 the Russian fishermen harvested 208,000 tonnes of fish in the convention areas and in the international waters. The harvest was 24,000 tonnes down on last year.