The International Council for the Exploration of the Seas (ICES) will not issue its usual quota recommendations for Barents Sea cod and haddock this June, and is leaving the responsibility to Russia and Norway, the primary harvesters of the stocks, according to Norway's Institute of Marine Research (IMR).

The quota advice for the Northeast Arctic cod and haddock quotas was originally expected on June 15.

ICES declined to comment when contacted by IntraFish.

The fishery is jointly managed by Norway and Russia, and the quotas are normally then set around October by the Joint Norwegian–Russian Fisheries Commission (JRNFC), guided by the ICES advice.