Norway and Russia are planning to have quota advice for the Barents Sea cod and haddock fisheries ready by early September, more than two months later than it is usually issued.

The delay stems from Russia being kicked out of the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) indefinitely earlier this year in response to its war in Ukraine.

Subsequently, ICES did not issue its usual quota recommendations for Barents Sea cod and haddock this June, leaving the responsibility to Russia and Norway, the primary harvesters of the stocks.