Russia and the Faroe Islands have agreed on the mutual transfer of quotas for catching aquatic biological resources for 2022. The Russian authorities will allow Faroese fishing vessels to fish the following fish species: cod, haddock, flounder (including sea flounder and ruff flounder) and other by-catches in the exclusive economic zone of the Russian Federation in the Barents Sea. The Faroese authorities will allow Russian fishing vessels in 2022 to fish blue whiting, mackerel and herring in the fishing zone of the Faroe Islands.
The agreements were reached within the framework of the 45th session of the Mixed Russian-Faroese Commission (SRFC) on fisheries, which took place in Torshavn (Faroe Islands).
The Russian delegation proceeded from the interest in maintaining favorable conditions for conducting Russian fishing in the fishing zone of the Faroe Islands.
The parties presented scientific data on the state of commercial fish stocks in their waters, as well as exchanged statistical information on the results of fishing in the Russian EEZ in the Barents Sea and in the Faroese fishing zone for 2020 and the past period of 2021.
In order to further improve the control over the fishing activities of vessels of both parties, an “Agreed Protocol on the Electronic Exchange of Data on Catch and Activities of Fishing Vessels” was signed between the FGBU CSMS and the Fishery Inspectorate of the Faroe Islands and agreed to create a technical working group to prepare and conduct appropriate testing in 2022.
An agreement was also reached to hold the next 46th session of the Commission on the territory of the Russian Federation in 2022 in person, if the epidemiological situation allows.
Source: United Press Service of the Federal Agency for Fishery