Pollock catch limits increase

Posted: Thursday, December 16, 2010

ANCHORAGE - The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has good news for Alaska's groundfish fishery.

Total allowable catch limits are way up for 2011.

The council annually establishes catch limits for fish in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. Pollock and Pacific Cod are the two major species.

The council has increased the total allowable catch for pollock by 54 percent over last year, and the Pacific Cod catch limit is up 35 percent.

The Marine Conservation Alliance says the increased limits reflect strong growth in fish populations.

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