Russian researchers are recommending the country's total allowable catch (TAC) of pollock be reduced slightly in the 2025 fishing season.

The Far Eastern branches of the All-Russian Research Institute of Fisheries and Oceanography (VNIRO) recommended the country's overall pollock TAC be set at 2.26 million metric tons, down 0.4 percent from this year's 2.27 million metric-ton level.

VNIRO filed its recommendations for public discussion, the first step toward a final TAC decision by the Russian government.

Researchers recommended the TAC for the country’s key fishing ground, the Sea of Okhotsk, be set at 1.153