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Northeast Atlantic Bottom trawl cod fishery - Loophole in the Barents Sea
Fishery  Fact Sheet
Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas 2008
Northeast Atlantic Bottom trawl cod fishery - Loophole in the Barents Sea
Fact Sheet Citation  
Bottom trawl for northeast arctic cod - Loophole in the Barents Sea
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Overview: The main fishery in these relatively shallow waters (between 150 and 350 m in depth) is composed of bottom trawlers targeting Northeast Arctic cod. According to the Eurostat/ICES database, the main fishing nations participating in this fishery are Norway and the Russian Federation (ICES, 2007a).

Location of Northeast Atlantic Bottom trawl cod fishery - Loophole in the Barents Sea
 

Geographic reference:  Northeast Atlantic
Spatial Scale: Regional
Reference year: 2006
Approach: Fishing Activity

Fishing Activity
Fishing Gear: Trawl nets  
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Fishery Area: Barents Sea …; Norway; Russian Federation


Harvested Resource
Target Species: Atlantic cod
Associated Species: Blue ling; Tusk(=Cusk); Greater forkbeard …  
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Means of Production
Vessel Type: Trawlers  
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Fishery Indicators
Nominal Effort: Number of vessels

Fishing Activity
 
Fishery Area
Depth zone: Shelf - Deepshelf (100 m - 200 m); Slope - Upperslope (200 m - 500 m).  

Geo References
List of fishery Indicators
Fishery Indicators
TypeMeasureValueUnitTime period
Nominal EffortNumber of vessels 18 (14 trawlers; 4 longliners)vessels2003
Number of vessels 13 (12 trawlers; 1 longliner)vessels2004
Number of vessels 22 (19 trawlers; 3 longliners)vessels2005
Number of vessels 19 (16 trawlers; 3 longliners)vessels2006
Management
 
Jurisdictional framework
Management Body/Authority(ies): North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC)
Area of Competence: NEAFC area of competence
Maritime Area: High seas.  
Management Body/Authority(ies): Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries 
Area under national jurisdiction: Norway
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ).  
Management Body/Authority(ies): Federal Agency of Fishery 
Area under national jurisdiction: Russian Federation
Maritime Area: Exclusive Economic Zone Areas (EEZ).  
Source of Information
 
Bensch, A.; Gianni, M.; Gréboval, D.; Sanders, J.S.; Hjort, A. - Worldwide review of bottom fisheries in the high seas. FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Technical Paper. No. 522, Rev.1. Rome, FAO. 2009. 145p.  Click to openhttp://www.fao.org/docrep/012/i1116e/i1116e00.htm
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