The Barents sea cod HCR : experience of evaluation and future task Yuri Kovalev PINRO, Russia. T he 30th Session of The Joint Russian-Norwegian Fishery Commission (November 2001). The Parties agreed to compose:
BASIC DOCUMENT REGARDING THE MAIN PRINCIPLES AND CRITERIA FOR LONG TERM, SUSTAINABLE MANAGEMENT OF LIVING MARINE RESOURCES IN THE BARENTS AND NORWEGIAN SEAS
Basic Document Working Group has been established to work on it
The Parties agreed the management strategies for cod and haddock based on PA referent points and short term forecast (3 years) in order to reduce interannual changes in TAC.
For NEA cod the 10% limit of possible changes in TAC has been proposed.
« strategyEvaluation of the proposed harvest control rule for Northeast Arctic cod»
B. Bogstad, A. Aglen, D. W. Skagen and M.N. Åsnes, IMR, Norway;
Y. Kovalev and N. Yaragina, PINRO, Murmansk, Russia
- Since 2003 the working group makes prognoses and estimates possible catch options both the usual way and in accordance with the requestof the JRNFC
“The management plan ... has been evaluated through simulations, taking into account the known population dynamics of this stock...
The simulations indicate that the probability of SSB falling below Bpa or Blim is very low ...
the amended rule is consistent with the precautionary approach.”
Since 2004 the basis of ACFM advice on NEA cod is the proposed by JRNFCHCR
A scientific work should be initiated to assess the long term yield from important commercial fish stocks in the Barents Sea
The evaluation of maximum expected long-term yield and corresponding fishing mortality for cod on a single-species basis using the model PROST
Plan of work will be presented to Commission in 2004
The basis is an analysis of the population dynamics of NEA cod taking into account this species interaction with other species which influence the yield from the cod
Including other species priority: capelin, herring, harp seal, minke whale, shrimp, haddock ...