Pollock TAC Basically Unchanged in Bering Sea for 2017, Despite Huge increase in Biomass
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker and John Sackton - December 12, 2016
Despite the big increase in Alaska pollock biomass and allowable catch, the industry negotiations and the North Pacific Council Recommendations this year were for an insignificant 5000 metric ton increase in BSAI pollock. At the December meeting that ends tomorrow, the North Pacific Fishery Mangement Council added 5,000 mt to the pollock total allowable catch (TAC) for 2017 and 2018.
With a total catch limit in the entire Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands of 2 million metric tons, the pollock TAC was far below an Allowable Biological Catch of 2.8 million in 2017 and nearly 3 million projected for 2018. Besides pollock, there...
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