Russia’s federal fishery agency, Rosrybolovstvo, is working on the creation of a new fishing area in the Bering Sea, located in Russia’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

Rosrybolovstvo’s plan was revealed at an annual meeting of the Far Eastern Scientific Fisheries Council last week in Vladivostok.

The new area will allow an extra 150,000 metric tons of pollock to be caught by Russian fishermen as the fish migrate from the United States to Russian waters.

It will also allow extra catches of herring and cod.