Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Wednesday, December 15, 2021

Pollock down, cod up

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council this week set the 2022 total allowable catch for Alaska groundfish, and the news is mixed.

Most notably, the Eastern Bering Sea pollock TAC is down 19 percent to 1,111,000 metric tons.

In the Gulf of Alaska, the Pacific cod TAC is up 39 percent to 24,111 tons.

For the full rundown of Alaska groundfish TACs, see the tables here:

Wednesday, December 8, 2021

Trident to acquire factory trawler Starbound

Here's a press release that obviously leaves some important questions unanswered.

Epic Togiak herring forecast

The Togiak herring forecast is out, and a staggering volume of herring looks to be up for grabs.

The state is projecting a potential harvest of 65,107 tons in the sac roe fishery.

Of course, with demand for herring roe no better than it is, we might expect the harvest will fall well short of that mark.