According to statistics from the Fisheries Agency of the Russian Federation, from the beginning of this year to March 21, the cumulative output of Russian capture fisheries exceeded 1.25 million tons, an increase of 11% over the same period last year.
Among them, the output of pollock was 799,000 tons, an increase of 14% year-on-year, and the output of other species, such as cod, herring and flounder, all increased.
The production of pollock in the Far East increased significantly by 13.5% year-on-year, and the production of cod in the Far East increased by 10% year-on-year to 40,700 tons.
The fishing output in the northern production area is about 110,000 tons, including 61,300 tons of cod, 19,400 tons of haddock, and 23,100 tons of capelin. The output of the western production area exceeded 24,000 tons, the output of the Azov-Black Sea region was 9,000 tons, and the output of the Volga-Caspian Sea Basin was 23,000 tons, an increase of 16.3%.
In addition, the production of the Russian fleet in foreign exclusive economic zones and international waters amounted to 84,300 tons.
According to the conclusions of the Russian-Norwegian joint fisheries committee held in October 2022, Russia's capelin quota in the Barents Sea region is set at 24,600 tons. In 2023, 21 Russian vessels were involved in capelin fishing, 18 of which caught 90-100% of their quota, as more capelin entered Russian waters in greater numbers and more capelin migrated to Norwegian seas in 2022.