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Russian Far Eastern fishery 2013 outlook
Tuesday,21 February,2012 08:50:22
Experts of PFRC (Pacific Fisheries Research Center) presented a preliminary catches forecast in the Far Eastern region in 2013.
According to the PFRC press release, in the next year a preliminary total amount of recommended catch can reach 3.54 million metric tons (excluding Pacific salmon and freshwater fish). Of this the shares of various sea recourses are as followed:
fish at about 2,879 thousand metric tons;
crustaceans at about 64,000 metric tons
; mollusks at 341,000 metric tons
; algae at 221,000 metric tons
; and some smaller parts of other aquatic biological resources.
This is 55,800 tons less than the total amount of recommended catch approved for 2012.
A main reason for decline is a natural fluctuation of fish, pollock in particular. So, volume of allowable catch of this species in the Far Eastern basin was decreased by 131.8 thousand metric tons.
Of course, the numbers are rather indicators. However, they give us a clear trend for planning next year’s business.