The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has set the 2016 total allowable catch (TAC) for Alaska groundfish.
Here are the TACs for key species and the percent change from 2015.
BERING SEA AND ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
Eastern Bering Sea pollock, 1,340,000 tons, up 2.3 percent
Pacific cod, 251,519 tons, up 0.8 percent
Yellowfin sole, 144,000 tons, down 3.4 percent
Atka mackerel, 55,000 tons, up 0.9 percent
Pacific Ocean perch, 31,900 tons, down 0.4 percent
Sablefish, 2,708 tons, down 13.6 percent
GULF OF ALASKA
Pollock, 257,872 tons, up 29.5 percent
Pacific cod, 71,925 tons, down 4.4 percent
Pacific Ocean perch, 24,437 tons, up 16.3 percent
Sablefish, 9,087 tons, down 13.6 percent
The TACs are subject to U.S. commerce secretary approval.
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