Catches by Russian the fishing fleet are up by almost 12% compared to the same period in 2019.
According to figures from the Federal Fisheries Agency, catches declared by 19th February had totalled 645,800 tonnes, or 11.9% up on the same period last year. Landings have been significantly increased in the Far Eastern region at 511,700 tonnes which represents a 16.8% increase.
Alaska pollock catches came to 392,320 tonnes while the cod figure was 28,300 tonnes and herring stood at 52,200 tonnes.
In the Northern region cod landings are up by 4700 tonnes so far this year to 46,500 tonnes and haddock catches have increased 3170 tonnes to close to 11,000 tonnes.
Sprat landings are down at 7180 tonnes and Baltic herring is slightly up at 4840 tonnes.
Catches of hamsa and kilka in the Sea of Azov and Black Sea are 11% up on last year, while the sprat fishery in the Volga-Caspian region stands at 1770 tonnes and last year there was a zero catch.
Catches by Russian vessels in the EEZs of other states and in international waters were 44,800 tonnes in the first part of 2020, a 26% drop compared to the same period in 2019.