Where to catch Pollock in the coming year
Fishing forecast “in the sea Of Okhotsk Pollock-2019” presented in TINRO-Center. According to scientists, the total allowable catch in four subzones in the amount 1071,2 thousand tonnes for the year you can choose almost completely.
It is expected that the winter will be moderate weather. A warmer type of weather will form in January, and the coldest period with strong northerly winds will occur at the end of February – beginning of March, said Fishnews in the press service of the Institute.
It is expected that in early winter the formation of ice cover can take place at a slower pace, the high ice extent will have on the first half of March. “Despite the obvious difficulty of developing Hydrometeorology for such a long period, it allows to predict the upcoming fishing season,” – said the head of the laboratory of Pollock and herring Evgeny Ovsyannikov.
Stock assessment severokitajskogo Pollock is performed by the three methods (trawl, ichthyoplanktonic, acoustic). In 2018 all three methods showed a tendency to decrease of the total biomass. The total stock of Alaska Pollock amounted to 48 billion copies and 11.6 million tonnes (according to basic trawl method).
However, the trend of decline will not have a noticeable effect on fishing in the upcoming Putin, because in 2019 the commercial stock will be individuals of two productive generations (2011 and 2013), most Mature. According to experts, effective fishing for Pollock can be started from the first of January in the Kamchatka-Kuril subzone and near the banks of Kashevarova. This area is located in two subzones: the North-Okhotsk sea and East Sakhalin. It is expected that here the catches will meet mainly large-size Pollock.
In the Kamchatka-Kuril subzone will be noticeable large size individuals of generation 2011 In the North West Kamchatka subzone in the area 57º Northern latitude high by-catch of small individuals sredniorocznych generations 2014, 2015, 2016, Therefore there is advisable to conduct a search operation, according to the Institute.
In late February – early March to the North of 58º North latitude in the throat of the Gulf of Shelikhov, the formation of dense aggregations of pre-spawning Pollock. However, fishing in this area is likely to be limited by ice conditions, say experts TINRO-Center.
It is expected that in North sea of Okhotsk subzone Pollock will start to form commercial accumulations in mid-February in the Central part, the hills of the Swan. Then clusters will gradually move North to the area of Coney Pagina. The catch here is to meet different size Pollock with a predominance of fish of commercial sizes.
According to the order of the Ministry of agriculture, the total allowable catch of Pollock for the four subzones of the sea of Okhotsk for next year is 1071,2 thousand tons. Given the current state and structure of the stocks of Alaska Pollock in the Okhotsk sea, the allocated amounts for the season “A” can be mastered by more than 80%, and the year – chosen almost completely, experts predict.
Evgeny Ovsyannikov reminded that next year will come into force the new fishing rules prohibiting the specialized Pollock fishery tresseme guns and currently in West Kamchatka subzone in the area between 57º and 58º North latitude.
The scientific Council adopted the forecast and recommended to prepare it for dissemination to users.
According to the materials: fishnews.ru