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Historic Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Pollock Fisheries Management


Pollock Fishery in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands
Fishing Type
Affected Species
Action Status
Proposed Rule


This final rule increases from 7 to 9 percent the percentage of pollock roe that may be retained by operators of catcher/processors and motherships processing pollock harvested in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands Management Area. This action is necessary because catcher/processors and motherships have been able to increase their pollock roe recovery rate since the passage of the American Fisheries Act (AFA) through cooperative fishing practices and more precise timing of fishing activity. 

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 06/04/2020