Barents Sea Cod TAC Lowered to 566,784 Metric Tons For 2023
A 20% slash to the Barents Sea cod quota was proposed for 2023 in early September, and now it’s a reality. Yesterday the Joint Norwegian-Russian Fisheries Commission (JNRFC) agreed to cut the total allowable catch (TAC) for northeast Arctic cod by 20%. The new TAC is now set at 566,784 metric tons. For 2022 it had already been lowered to 708,480 metric tons.
The JNFRC negotiations were tense this year due to Russia’s ongoing war with Ukraine. Prior to the JNFRC meeting...
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