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Increases the quota advices for haddock and cod

The quota advice for Northeast arctic haddock is the largest since the quota advices first were given, and 25 percent more than the 2010 advice. The quota advice for Northeast arctic cod is 703 000 tonnes, an increase of 96 000 tonnes (16 percent) from 2010. If the quota advice is followed, the norwegian quota vil increase with 40 000 tons from 2010. 

The International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) has provided the 2011 management advices for arctic stocks. This includes management advices for North-East Arctic cod, North-East Arctic haddock, North-East Arctic saithe, Greenland halibut, Costal cod north of the 62 longitude, Deep-sea redfish and Golden redfish.

Decline for the saithe

- Northeast arctic saithe hasn't had any good year classes since 2002, and the quota advice has been reduced, says scientist Sigurd Tjelmeland at the IMR. No progress is observed for deep-sea redfish and golden redfish, even though for deep-sea redfish a slight growth in recruitment is found. The quota advice for the two species is the same as last year. This is also the case for greenland halibut.      

Survey results suggest that the spawning stock for coastal cod is close to being the lowest ever observed. 

- When it comes to coastal cod the IMR stick to the 0-catch advice, says Tjelmeland.   


Read the quota advices here