Alaska pollock DAP catches in season A (NMFS count February 2020)
Thursday, February 13, 2020, 00:00 (GMT + 9)
NMFS = National Marine Fisheries Service
DAP = Directorate of Administrative Program
Alaska Pollock “A” fishing season runs from late January through April in the Bering Sea and the Gulf of Alaska and accounts for 45% of the annual quota for Alaska Pollock in the USA. As a rule, the A Season includes roe harvesting. After green roe is removed from the fish, it is processed into fillets, surimi or other products.
Alaska Pollock is Alaska’s most abundant seafood species. It lives in the Pacific Ocean in its natural habitat like other fish species harvested in Alaska. According to the research by McDowell Group, more than a half of the total fish catch in Alaska accounted for Alaska Pollock in 2011-2015.
Alaska’s successful management practices are considered a model of sustainability for the entire world. Alaska is dedicated to preserving and protecting this superior seafood for future generations.
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