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2018 Economic Status of the Groundfish Fisheries Off Alaska

January 27, 2020

The commercial FMP groundfish fisheries off Alaska had a total catch of 2.2 million metric tons (mt) in 2018 (including catch in federal and state waters), a decrease from 2017. Groundfish accounted for 88 percent of Alaska’s 2018 total catch.

The commercial FMP groundfish fisheries off Alaska had a total catch of 2.2 million metric tons (mt) in 2018 (including catch in federal and state waters) (Fig. 3.1 and Table 1), a decrease of 3 percent from 2017. Groundfish accounted for 88 percent of Alaska’s 2018 total catch (Table 4). Total catch in 2018 increased for sablefish, Atka mackerel, and rockfish. Total catch decreased or was stable for Alaska pollock, Pacific cod, flatfish and rockfish.

Last updated by Alaska Fisheries Science Center on 06/09/2020

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