Russia's massive pollock catch is poised to decline slightly next year, with regulators dropping the quota for the species by 3.5 percent.

Russia’s Ministry of Agriculture set the total allowable catch (TAC) for the 2022 pollock season -- across all fishing zones in what's known as the Far East Fishing Basin -- at 1.927 million metric tons, down slightly from last year, when the quota was set at 1.996 million metric tons.

The TAC for the country’s main fishing ground, the Sea of Okhotsk, will be 956,000 metric tons, down just 105 metric tons from this year’s quota of 1.061