The specialists from the National Environment Agency of the Ministry of Environment and Agriculture, with the involvement of international experts, have determined the number of quotas for fish resources in the Black Sea for 2021-2022, including the European Anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus), which amount to 85,000 tons. It should be noted that the active fishing season starts in October and, consequently, quotas are set for the period from October this year to October next year. Like last year, stocks were set this year in line with EU standards and the requirements of the Mediterranean Commission.
The specialists from the National Environmental Agency's Fisheries, Aquaculture and Aquatic Biodiversity Department conducted surveys to determine the number of fish resource quotas using the latest standards, a modern ecosounder, which allows forecasting the resource of the resource with high accuracy. The studies took into account the both: the marine ecosystem and the ecological condition, as well as the interests of entrepreneurial entities.
It should be noted that surveys of quotas for fish resources are carried out annually before the start of the growing season, since the best period for stock accumulation is from October to May.
It is important to note that a thorough stock assessment will contribute to the sustainable development of the fishing industry in the country, economic growth and local employment. Also, the established number of fish resources ensures full utilization of fish processing enterprises.