Russia Confirms Increases in Snow Crab, Bairdi TACs for 2017
SEAFOODNEWS.COM by Eugene Gerden February 2, 2017
Russia's Rosrybolovstvo has announced catch quotas for the Far East for 2017. They reflect the advice of TiNRO that was previously published.
The largest Snow crab fishery will be in North Okhotsk, at around 15,500 tons The next largest area is Primorskiy, with about 5200 tons. Overall snow crab should total about 25,700 tons.
Bairdi will be 5200 tons mostly in the Kamchatka Kurile sub area. Another 6000 tons will be deep sea red crab (Angulatus), and some triangle tanner crab.
Red king crab will be 21,672 tons. Overall, the total TAC's for all species are up about 10%
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