Despite concerns long term fisheries cooperation between Norway and Russia could be in jeopardy following Norway's recent partial port ban on Russian fishing vessels, researchers are betting on pragmatism when it comes to setting quotas in the Barents Sea.

In early October, the Norwegian government placed new limits on the ability of Russian fishing vessels to dock at Norwegian ports as it ramps up security after a suspected sabotage attack on the Nord Stream gas pipelines.

Russian fishing boats are now only allowed to dock at three of Norway's several dozen ports and will be subject security checks.