# Fishing areas

### Description

- 61.01 - West Bering Sea Zone
- 61.02.1 - Karaginsky Subzone
- 61.02.2 - Petropavlovsk-Komandorsk Subzone
- 61.03 - North Kuril Zone
- 61.04 - South Kuril Zone
- 61.05.1 - Northern Sea of Okhotsk Subzone
- 61.05.2 - West Kamchatka Subzone
- 61.05.3 - East Sakhalin Subzone
- 61.05.4 - Kamchatka-Kuril Subzone
- 61.06.1 - Primorye Subzone
- 61.06.2 - West Sakhalin Subzone
- 51 - Central Bering Sea subzone

## INFORMATION

### West Bering Sea Zone

Catching periods for specialized trawl fishery on commercial quotas are limited in the Fishing Rules:

• Jan 1 - Feb 30

• May 16 - Dec 31

Catching period for coastal fishing (about 1% of TAC) is not specified in the Fishing Rules, but usually harvesting takes place during winter period.

The zone is limited by the line running from the point 60 ° 04 'N 170 ° 00 'E on the Bering Sea coast of the Russian Federation to the point 64 ° 45 'N 175 ° 00 'W, then south to the point 62 ° 43'00 N 175 ° 00 'W, and then through the points:

62 ° 41'56 N 175 ° 02'56 W

62 ° 33'06 N 175 ° 20'48 W

62 ° 24'13 N 175 ° 38'36 W

60 ° 43'35 N 178 ° 49'45 W

60 ° 34'11 N 179 ° 06'44 W

54 ° 05'50 N 170 ° 49'22 E

53 ° 54'47 N 170 ° 33'56 E

53 ° 42'42 N 170 ° 18'31 E

53 ° 32'46 N 170 ° 05'29 E

53 ° 27'90 N 170 ° 00 'E

and further north to the starting point (60 ° 04 'N 170 ° 00' W).### Karaginsky Subzone

Catching periods for specialized trawl fishery on commercial quotas are limited in the Fishing Rules:

• Jan 01- Feb 30

• May 1 - Dec 31

Catching period for coastal and Danish seiner fisheries (about 40% of TAC) is not specified in the Fishing Rules, but usually harvesting takes place during summer-autumn period.

The subzone is limited by the line running from the point 56 ° 00 'N 163 ° 00 'E on the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula to the point 60 ° 04 'N 170 ° 00 'E, then due south to 56 ° 00' N and then west to the starting point.

### Petropavlovsk-Komandorsk Subzone

Catching periods for specialized trawl fishery on commercial quotas are limited in the Fishing Rules:

• Jan 1 - Feb 14

• May 2 - Dec 31

Catching period for coastal fishery (about 71% of TAC) is not specified in the Fishing Rules, and vessels on coastal quota harvest all year round.

Petropavlovsk-Komandorsk subzone is limited by the line running from the point 50 ° 50 'N 156 ° 35 'E to the point 50 ° 52 'N 156 ° 40 'E (f. Lopatka), then along the east coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula to the point 56 ° 00 'N 163 ° 00 'E, thence east to the point 56 ° 00' N 170 ° 00 'E, thence south to a point 53 ° 27'90 N 170 ° 00 'E, then through the points:

53 ° 21'48 N 169 ° 52'32 E

53 ° 10'49 N 169 ° 39'40 E

52 ° 59'48 N 169 ° 26'53 E

52 ° 48'46 N 169 ° 14'12 E

52 ° 37'43 N 169 ° 01'36 E

51 ° 11'22 N 167 ° 26'52 E

51 ° 12'17 N 167 ° 15'35 E

51 ° 09'09 N 167 ° 12'00 E

50 ° 58'39 N 167 ° 00 'E

50 ° 50 'N 164 ° 06 'E

and further west to the starting point (50 ° 50 'N 156 ° 35' E).

### North Kuril Zone

Catching periods are not specified in the Fishing Rules. About 58% of TAC is allocated for commercial catching, and 42% of TAC is for coastal fishery. Catches of pollock in the area are usually allocated steady within the year with a small peak in winter months.

The zone is limited by the line running from the point 50 ° 50 'N 156 ° 35 'E east to a point 50 ° 50 'N 164 ° 06 'E and further through points:

50 ° 28 'N 163 ° 24 'E

50 ° 14 'N 162 ° 52 'E

50 ° 00 'N 162 ° 35 'E

49 ° 42 'N 162 ° 18 'E

49 ° 20 'N 161 ° 46 'E

47 ° 40 'N 159 ° 12 'E

47 ° 37 'N 159 ° 08 'E

46 ° 55 'N 158 ° 19'E

46 ° 32 'N 157 ° 45 'E

46 ° 35 'N 157 ° 40 'E

then west to the parallel of 46 ° 35 'N, then along the Pacific coast of the Paramushiro island to the point 50 ° 36' N 156 ° 10 'E, then to a point 50 ° 38' N 156 ° 16 'E, then east to the starting point (50 ° 50' N 156 ° 35 'E).

### South Kuril Zone

Catching periods are not specifically set in the Fishing Rules. About 67% of TAC is allocated for commercial catching, and 33% of TAC is for coastal fishery. Vessels harvest for pollock in the area all year round, but main catches take place in summer months.

The zone is limited by the line running from the point 46 ° 35 'N 147 ° 25 'E east across the Bussol Strait to the point 46 ° 35 'N 157 ° 40 'E, through the points below:46 ° 32 'N 157 ° 45 'E

46 ° 16 'N 157 ° 25 'E

45 ° 50 'N 157 ° 01 'E

45 ° 04 'N 156 ° 06 'E

44 ° 20 'N 155 ° 04 'E

44 ° 08 'N 145 ° 32 'E

44 ° 16 'N 145 ° 36 'E

44 ° 25 'N 145 ° 40 'E

44 ° 45 'N 145 ° 38 'E

45 ° 40 'N 145 ° 12 'E

further to the point 46 ° 35 'N 147 ° 25 'E.

### Northern Sea of Okhotsk Subzone

Catching periods for specialized trawl fishery on commercial quotas are prescribed in the Fishing Rules:

• Jan 1 - Apr 9

• Oct15 - Dec 31

Catching period for coastal fishing (about 2% of TAC) is not specified in the Fishing Rules, but usually harvesting takes place during summer period.

Subzone 61.05.1 limited by the line running from the point 53 ° 15 'N 141 ° 22 'E along the coast of the Sea of Okhotsk to the point 59 ° 14 'N 153 ° 30 'E (coast of the Babushkin Gulf), then to the south to a point 50 ° 00 'N 153 ° 30 'E, then to the point 52 ° 01' N 150 ° 18 'E, through the points below:

52 ° 05 'N 150 ° 24 'E

52 ° 27 'N 150 ° 40 'E

52 ° 42 'N 150 ° 38 'E

52 ° 48 'N 150 ° 37 'E

52 ° 56 'N 150 ° 33' E

54 ° 49 'N 148 ° 32 'E

54 ° 14 'N 148 ° 42 'E

53 ° 46 'N 148 ° 52 'E

53 ° 11 'N 148 ° 54 'E

52 ° 55 'N 148 ° 50 'E

thence to the point 56 ° 30 'N 142 ° 41 'E, then southwards to the point 54 ° 25' N 142 ° 41 'E (f. Elizaveta), then along the west coast of Sakhalin Island to the point 53 ° 15 'N 141 ° 48 'E and thence to the west - to the starting point (53 ° 15 'N 141 ° 22' E).

### West Kamchatka Subzone

Catching periods for specialized trawl fishery on commercial quotas are prescribed in the Fishing Rules:

• Jan 1 - Mar 31

• Nov1 - Dec 31

Catching period for coastal fishing (about 6,5% of TAC) is not specified in the Fishing Rules, but usually harvesting takes place during winter period.

The subzone is limited by a line running from a point 59 ° 14 'N 153 ° 30 '° E, due south to a point 54 ° 00' N 153 ° 30 'E, then east to a point 54 ° 00' N 155 ° 53 'E on the west coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula, then along the coast, including the Shelikhov Gulf, to the starting point (59 ° 14 'N 153 ° 30' E).

### East Sakhalin Subzone

Catching periods are not specifically set in the Fishing Rules. About 95% of TAC is allocated for commercial fishery, and 5% of TAC is for coastal fishery. Vessels harvest for pollock in the area all year round, but main catches take place in spring and summer months.

The subzone is limited by a line running from a point 54 ° 25 'N 142 ° 41 'E north to the point 56 ° 30 'N 142 ° 41 'E, thence to the point 52 ° 55' N 148 ° 50 'E, through the points below:

52 ° 35 'N 148 ° 47 'E

51 ° 58 'N 148 ° 44 'E

51 ° 26 'N 148 ° 58 'E

50 ° 52 'N 149 ° 05 'E

51 ° 32 'N 149 ° 36 'E

52 ° 01 'N 150 ° 18 'E

then to a point 50 ° 00 'N 153 ° 30 'E, thence through the point 46 ° 35' N 147 ° 25 'E, 45 ° 40' N 145 ° 12 'E, through the points below:

45 ° 11 'N 144 ° 22 'E

45 ° 12 'N 144 ° 00 'E

45 ° 15 'N 143 ° 37 'E

45 ° 32 'N 142 ° 57 'E

45 ° 33 'N 142 ° 26 'E

45 ° 35 'N 142 ° 16 'E

45 ° 41 'N 142 ° 02 'E

45 ° 44 'N 142 ° 02 'E

45 ° 55 'N 142 ° 04 'E

then along the east coast of Sakhalin Island to the starting point (54 ° 25 'N 142 ° 41' E).

### Kamchatka-Kuril Subzone

Catching periods for specialized trawl fishery on commercial quotas are prescribed in the Fishing Rules:

• Jan 1 - Mar 31

• Nov1 - Dec 31

Catching period for coastal fishing (about 14,5% of TAC) is not specified in the Fishing Rules, but usually harvesting takes place during winter and summer periods.

The subzone is limited by the line running from the point 54 ° 00 'N 153 ° 30 'E south to a point 50 ° 00 'N 153 ° 30 'E, thence east to a point 50 ° 00' N 155 ° 20'E. Through the Shumshu island coast, then along the Okhotsk coast of the island Shumshu to the point 50 ° 50 'N 156 ° 30 'E, then east to a point 50 ° 50' N 156 ° 35 'E, then to the point 50 ° 52' N 156 ° 40 'E (f. Lopatka), here on the west coast of the Kamchatka Peninsula to the point 54 ° 00 'N 155 ° 53 'E, then west to the starting point (54 ° 00'N 153 ° 30'E).

### Primorye Subzone

Catching periods for pollock are not specifically set in the Fishing Rules. About 79% of TAC is allocated for coastal fishery. Vessels harvest for pollock in the area all year round, but main catches take place spring till autumn months.

The subzone is limited by the line running through the point 45 ° 53 'N 141 ° 00 'E, then through the points:

46 ° 05 'N 139 ° 42 'E

45 ° 47 'N 139 ° 30 'E

45 ° 25 'N 139 ° 18 'E

45 ° 01 'N 139 ° 11 'E

44 ° 36 'N 139 ° 03 'E

39 ° 46 'N 133 ° 53 'E

39 ° 40 'N 133 ° 40 'E

39 ° 47'30 N 133 ° 13'42 E

42 ° 09 'N 130 ° 53 'E

42 ° 17'33 N 130 ° 41'49 E

further along the west coast of the Sea of Japan to the point 53 ° 15 'N 141 ° 22 'E, then the Tatar Strait to the point 53 ° 15' N 141 ° 48 'E, then along the west coast of Sakhalin Island to the point 52 ° 15' N 141 ° 40 'E, thence to the starting point (45 ° 53' N 141 ° 00 'E).

### West Sakhalin Subzone

Catching periods for pollock are not specifically set in the Fishing Rules. About 55% of TAC is allocated for coastal fishery. Vessels harvest for pollock in the area all year round, but main catches take place summer-autumn period.

The subzone is limited by the line connecting the points:

45 ° 55 'N 142 ° 04 'E

45 ° 43 'N 142 ° 02 'E

45 ° 53 'N 141 ° 00 'E

then to a point 52 ° 15 'N 141 ° 40 'E, then along the west coast of Sakhalin Island to the starting point (45 ° 55' N 142 ° 04 'E).

### Central Bering Sea subzone

There is no fishing in this subzone.

Subarea limited by the line connecting the points:

52 ° 01 'N 150 ° 18 'E

52 ° 05 'N 150 ° 24 'E

52 ° 27 'N 150 ° 40 'E

52 ° 42 'N 150 ° 38 'E

52 ° 48 'N 150 ° 37 'E

52 ° 35 'N 148 ° 47 'E

51 ° 58 'N 148 ° 44 'E

51 ° 26 'N 148 ° 58 'E

50 ° 52 'N 149 ° 05 'E

51 ° 32 'N 149 ° 36 'E