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Norway increases 2011 Barents Sea fishing quotas. The Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission has agreed to raise the quotas for most types of fish in the Barents Sea for 2011. The deal means cod quotas will increase by 16 percent to 703,000 tons, by 25 percent for haddock to 303,000 tons and by 5.5 percent for capelin to 380,000 tons. Greenland’s halibut quota will remain at the same level as this year’s 15,000 tons, according to the agreement.

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Norway increases 2011 Barents Sea fishing quotas

Published on Thursday, 7th October, 2010 at 10:11 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

The Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission has agreed to raise the quotas for most types of fish in the Barents Sea for 2011.

Cod
Cod
Photo: © Hans-Petter Fjeld/Wikimedia Commons


The deal means cod quotas will increase by 16 percent to 703,000 tons, by 25 percent for haddock to 303,000 tons and by 5.5 percent for capelin to 380,000 tons.

Greenland’s halibut quota will remain at the same level as this year’s 15,000 tons, according to the agreement.

The decisions are in accordance with its mission of safeguarding an appropriate management of responsible fishing in the Barents Sea.

“We are adhering to the long-term management strategies previously agreed on by the Commission, which form the basis of the advice given by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. These strategies have been a key factor in enabling next year’s quotas to be historically high,” Lisbeth Berg-Hansen, the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs declared after the meeting on Svolvær.




Published on Thursday, 7th October, 2010 at 10:11 under the news category, by Ramona Tancau.

This post has the following tags: lisbeth, berg-hansen, norway, russia, fishing, quotas, svolvaer, greenland, cod, halibut, fisheries, commission.





  
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