On the basis of quota advice from the Norwegian-Russian research group for fish stocks in the Barents Sea, Norway and Russia have negotiated a fishery agreement for 2023. That was announced by the Norwegian Ministry of Trade, Industry and Fisheries in a press release Tuesday afternoon.
“It is good that we have entered into a fishery agreement with Russia, despite finding ourselves in an extraordinary situation. The agreement secures marine management in the High North that is both long-term and sustainable. Thus, we take care of the world’s largest cod stock and the other species in the Barents Sea, says the Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Ocean Policy Bjørnar Skjæran (Labor).
At the same time, Russian authorities have announced that this agreement may be put on hold if Norway further tightens its port ban for Russian fishing vessels. This is referred to in the aforementioned press release.