Scientists give fishing forecast


Dmitry Fedotov

Published on
March 30, 2012

During the latest meeting of the PFRC (Pacific Fisheries Research Center) participants discussed a forecast for allowable catches during the second quarter of 2012.?

As a result, Far Eastern fishing companies are allowed to catch over 628,000 metric tons of aquatic biological resources. The biggest share of the catch (280,000 metric tons) was traditionally accounted for Alaska pollock.

As for other kinds of seafood, figures are as following:?

-  41,600 metric tons of Pacific herring

?-  40,600 metric tons of flatfish

?-  12,200 metric tons of salmon

?-  29,700 metric tons of greenling

-  28,100 metric tons of cod

It was also noted that the upcoming period most likely will bring an increase in the number of fishing areas and development of facilities, as well as a beginning of industrial coastal fishing during the 2012 salmon fishing season.

During the first two months of this year the Russian fishing companies have caught 458,300 metric tons of aquatic biological resources. The main part of the total catch was Alaska pollock – 353,900 metric tons. It is 90,000 metric tons less than in the same period of 2011. Perhaps, to compensate that, catches of Pacific herring in the North Okhotsk subarea excel past results by 16,300 metric tons.

Anyone solved Alaska Pollock riddle yet?

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