Scientists drafted TAC forecasts for the year 2008
Moscow scientists have drafted the TACs in the Russian EEZ of the Far East Basin for the year 2008.
According to their forecast, in the West Bering Sea zone the TACs should be decreased from 740,000 tonnes in 2007 to 580,000 tonnes. The TACs in the Karaginsk subarea should also be reduced from 100,000 tonnes to 70,000 tonnes. The TACs in the Kamchatka Kurile subarea should remain on a par with the current year TACs (namely 193,000 tonnes in 2008 and 189,000 tonnes in 2007). The TACs in the Petropavlovsk-Komandor are supposed to increase from 92,000 tonnes to 102,000 tonnes in 2008 and those in the West Kamchatka zone - from 255,000 tonnes to 398,000 tonnes.
The Alaska pollock TAC in the West Bering Sea zone is recommended to be decreased from 619,000 tonnes to 415,000 tonnes. The situation with the zone's other TACs is more favourable.
In the Karaginsk subarea catches of Alaska pollock will also drop from 70,000 tonnes to 32,000 tonnes.
In the Petropavlovsk-Komandor subarea the Atka mackerel TACs are recommended to be reduced from 14,500 tonnes to 5600 tonnes.
In the West Kamchatka subarea the harvest of flounder will probably be decreased from 27,000 tonnes to 22,000 tonnes, but catches of Alaska pollock will go up from 169,000 tonnes to 308,000 tonnes.