North-East Atlantic (FAO Area 27 with ICES divisions)
The fishery in the North-East Atlantic (NEA) is executed in the exclusive economic zones of the coastal states and on the high seas, where fishery is regulated by the North East Atlantic Fisheries Commission (NEAFC) established in 1980 to manage the fishery resources in the North-East Atlantic in the EEZs of Contracting Parties (straddling stocks) and outside the national jurisdictions of the coastal states. Russia as well as Norway, Iceland, the European Union and Denmark (for Faroe Islands and Greenland) are parties of the Convention on future multilateral cooperation in North-East Atlantic fisheries (NEAFC Convention) and have the right to conduct fishery in the NEAFC Regulatory Areas. The fishery in the areas under national jurisdiction is regulated by national law in accordance with international agreements. The fishery of NEA cod and haddock, Barents Sea capelin, Greenland halibut and redfish Sebastes mentella in the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea is regulated by the Joint Russian-Norwegian Fisheries Commission.
Main target species of living marine resources: NEA cod, haddock and saithe, Greenland halibut, redfish, Barents Sea capelin, herring, mackerel and blue whiting.
Fishing season: the fishing of cod, haddock and saithe in the Barents Sea and Norwegian Sea is performed the year round; fishing of Greenland halibut in the Barents Sea is from October to December, fishing of redfish is from May to July. The fishing of Greenland halibut in Eastern Greenland is from May to July and redfish is harvested from June to July. The fishing of blue whiting in NEAFC regulatory area occurs the year round and in the fishing area of Faroe Islands this fishery is performed from December to May. The mackerel fishery is from June to September and herring is fished from August to November. The Barents Sea capelin fishery occurs from January to March.