Monday, December 10, 2012

Council sets groundfish quotas for 2013

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has set the 2013 total allowable catch (TAC) for Alaska groundfish.

Here are the TACs for key species and the percent change from 2012.


Eastern Bering Sea pollock, 1,247,000 tons, up 3.9 percent
Pacific cod, 260,000 tons, down 0.4 percent
Yellowfin sole, 198,000 tons, down 2 percent
Pacific Ocean perch, 35,100 tons, up 42.1 percent
Atka mackerel, 25,920 tons, down 48.9 percent
Sablefish, 3,720 tons, down 13.1 percent


Pollock, 121,046 tons, up 4 percent
Pacific cod, 60,600 tons, down 7.8 percent
Pacific Ocean perch, 16,412 tons, down 3 percent
Sablefish, 12,510 tons, down 3.5 percent

The TACs are subject to U.S. commerce secretary approval. For the full slate of numbers, click here.


Anonymous said...

Might as well kill 'em all, salmon, whales, seals, seabirds too.

Anonymous said...

That's a real stupid comment from a total dipshit.

Anonymous said...

Pollock provides

Anonymous said...

Yes, I agree that "Pollock provides" though the political pressure pollock buys isn't good for the environment both at sea and on the land. "Pollock provides" a few more fishing trips until the resources are all on the endangered lists.