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Analysis of cod fishery regulations and IUU fishing impact on cod stocks in the Barents Sea

Analysis of cod fishery regulations and IUU fishing impact on cod stocks in the Barents Sea

Analysis of cod fishery regulations and IUU fishing impact on cod stocks in the Barents Sea

СONTENTS of the Report

  1. Countries participating in cod fishery, total allowable catches (TACs), allocation of quotas to different countries. Official cod catch statistics. Unreported catches taken into account in stock assessment.
  2. Region-based allocation of quotas in the Russian Federation, Russian companies participating in cod fishery, number of fishing vessels.
  3. Methods to incorporate cod overfishing in TAC estimation. Expert assessment of the illegal catch dynamics (increase/decrease).
  4. Estimation of eventual effects of illegal fishery on the cod stock.
  5. Additional regulatory/control measures which could effectively combat illegal fishery in the Barents Sea.
Was published — september 2005