The government of Russia has prohibited the commercial catch of crab by reducing the total permissible catch in this year. As per the new rule in 2008 the catching of any kinds of crab in the special economic zone of the country became 20 percent less in comparison to the year 2007.
The State Fishery Committee has provided the information in a press conference. The State Fishery Committee has set new volume of total permissible catch of bioresources for the current year. According to the order of the committee the total number of permissible catch of crab in Russia is declared 51 thousand 761,23 tons while comparing the number 61 thousand 539 tons in last year.
Alexander Savelyev, the head of the public relations centre of the State Fishery Committee, pointed out that the permission to catch the king crab will be allowed only for the purposes of science and research in the current year. The numbers of king crab in Russia is going down drastically in recent years. The new law has been designed to save the population of crab in Russia and of course it is going to affect the crab business in the country.