Whitefish supply gets Barents Sea boost

Frozen cod importers worldwide got some welcome news in mid-October when Norwegian and Russian fishermen were given the green light to catch more cod, haddock and capelin in 2011.

The Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission, which divvies up the Barents Sea resource between the two countries, opted to increase the cod quota 16 percent to 703,000 metric tons, in accordance with the recommendation by the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea. Norway officials say the quotas are…

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