Events and facts » April 21, 2008
TAC has been increased for commercial sea urchins and comb-shaped prawn in Primorye sub-zone.TAC has been increased for commercial sea urchins and comb-shaped prawn in Primorye sub-zone as compared with the last year. This information came from TINRO-Centre specialists while public hearings on the prediction of the sea urchin total allowable catch (TAC) and TAC adjustment of comb-shaped prawn in the Primorye sub-zone for 2008.
Primorye Association of Fishing Enterprises was the sponsor of the hearings. The hearings were led by Petr Churkin PAFE Vice-President and Vadim Savinykh FSUE TINRO-Centre Director General. A new biological sea urchin TAC justification was presented during the public hearings based on the survey data performed in the Primorye sub-zone in 2007 initiated by PAFE using the survey materials of 2006. So, the adjusted sea urchin TAC will be 1263 tons including grey sea urchin TAC – 795 tons, black sea urchin TAC – 468 tons. Besides, TINRO-Centre and VNIRO specialists recommend for 2008 when taking 13% of commercial stock in the Primorye sub-zone southern section 493 tons of comb-shaped prawn instead of 286 tons estimated earlier. This is reasoned by VNIRO specialized survey in 2007, which showed increase in the comb-shaped prawn stock in the survey area.
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