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North-east Arctic cod. The stock is in a fairly good state, but is declining. Unreported catches have caused considerable overfishing of the agreed quotas in the last four years, and the fishery in 2005 was not considered to be sustainable. The Management Agencies aim for stopping the unreported fishing activities. Norway and Russia are the main fishing nations. In addition Faroe Islands, Greenland, Iceland and EU take part in the fishery. Similar to other cod stocks the North-east Arctic cod has shown a development towards earlier age at sexual maturity. These changes were largest in the 70s. Since 1982, age at maturation has varied without a clear time trend.
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