Overfishing in the Barent Sea Between 2002 to 2005

Illegal fishing in the Barent Sea between 2002 and 2005 lead to 100,000 tons of cod stock being over-fished every year.

In 2008, due to cooperation between Russia and Norway, the illegal fishing catch was down to 15,00 tons.

Source:  “Barent Sea to boost haddock and cod supplies,” Fishupdate.com, November 3, 2009.