Analysis of illegal fishery for cod in the Barents Sea



Posted on 11 August 2005  | 
This report analyses Russian fisheries statistics and confirms what Norwegian authorities have claimed for a long time: every year cod to a value of around 120 million Euros are fished illegally from the Barents Sea by Russian trawlers.

The numbers in the WWF report are partly based on an investigation carried out by PINRO, (NM Knipovich Institute of Marine Fisheries and Oceanography) in 2004. This is the first time that there has been a Russian estimate about the size of illegal fishing.

A report from the Norwegian Ministry of Fisheries from 2004 showed that illegal fishing in Norwegian waters by Norwegian vessels could amount to an additional 100 million Euros every year. Also, recreational fishing in Norwegian waters poses an additional pressure on the cod stock.
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