COVID REGS DEVELOPED FOR RUSSIA POLLOCK FISHERY
Covid regs developed for Russia pollock fishery. On January 1, 2021, Russian fishing companies started pollock fishing in the Sea of Okhotsk.
In the period from January 1 to April 10, 2021, it is planned to harvest over 915 thousand tons of pollock and produce more than 570 thousand tons of various fish products. The total catch of pollock at the end of season “A” in 2020 amounted to 914.0 thousand tons.
In order to ensure a continuous and safe process of extracting a valuable resource in the difficult conditions of restrictions associated with the spread of COVID-19, the head of the Federal Agency for Fisheries Ilya Shestakov instructed, together with Rospotrebnadzor and Rosselkhoznadzor, to develop regulations that would give additional guarantees for the cleanliness of the crews of fishing vessels.
In 2021, 130 fishing vessels and over 12 thousand people will work in the fishery. The average daily catch of pollock during the Okhotsk expedition is 8-9 thousand tons.