Korea's pollock share doubled
Russia is giving South Korea a larger share of its pollock quota this year.
Following bilateral fisheries talks in Moscow late last week, Russia's Ministry for Food, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries allowed Korean fishermen to harvest up to 40,000 metric tons of Alaska pollock in the country's exclusive economic zone in 2009, a nearly two-fold increase from 2008's 20,500-metric-ton quota.
Korean trawlers caught only 35 metric tons of pollock in 2007.
Korea imported 181,577 metric tons of pollock from Russia in 2008, representing 82 percent of total seafood imports.