The Russian Federal Fisheries Agency announced that the catch of Pacific salmon in the Far East fisheries in 2021 may be 459,300 tons.
The source said:“Ilya Shestakov, Deputy Minister of Agriculture of Russia and Director of the Fisheries Agency of the Russian Federation, announced the estimated catch of Pacific salmon in the Far East fishing grounds in 2021:According to industry scientific assessments, the catch may be 45.93. Ten thousand tons.”
In view of the salmon’s life cycle, catches are generally compared in odd and even years. According to previous data, salmon catches exceeded 498,200 tons in 2019, and only 299,984 tons were caught in 2020, which is 55.6%less than the highest catch in 2018 (676,000 tons).
The news pointed out:“In 2021, pink salmon will be the main Pacific salmon caught in the Far East fishing grounds. The catch may reach 322,300 tons, accounting for 70%of the total catch of Pacific salmon. Salmon and sockeye salmon catches. It is estimated to be 93,500 tons (20%) and 32,100 tons (7%) respectively. The total catch of coho salmon, chick salmon and masu salmon is estimated to be 11,400 tons (3%).”< /div>
The salmon fishing season in 2021 will be mainly concentrated in the Kamchatka Krai. It is estimated that about 359,000 tons of Pacific salmon will be caught there. Salmon catches in Sakhalin Oblast and Khabarovsk Territory are estimated to be 45,000 tons and 37,000 tons, respectively, and Magadan Oblast, Chukotka Autonomous Region and Primorye Territory are each 17,700 tons.
Shestakov stated that the catch forecast for 2021 is based on an improved method, taking into account new data on ocean life cycle salmon reserves, including the results of a trawl survey on the migration of young salmon and the climate in the North Pacific. Analyze the results. He also pointed out that the preliminary forecast results may be adjusted based on the results of further pre-fishing studies.