Kodiak boats Credit: escapeartist.com

Kodiak boats
Credit: escapeartist.com

The North Pacific Fishery Management Council has set the following groundfish TACs (total allowable catches) for 2014.    Below are the catches for key species and the percent change from 2013. Get more catch information at Alaska Fish Links —         
(H/T to Deckboss blog)                                                                             

BERING SEA AND ALEUTIAN ISLANDS

Bering Sea pollock, 1,267,000 tons, up 1.6 percent
Pacific cod, 253,894 tons, down 2.3 percent
Sablefish, 3,150 tons, down 15.3 percent

GULF OF ALASKA

Pollock, 174,976 tons, up 44.6 percent
Pacific cod, 64,738 tons, up 6.8 percent
Sablefish, 10,572 tons, down 15.5 percent

 

 Area 2013 catch limits 2014 staff recs % change

2A

0.99

0.72

-27

2B

7.04

4.98

-29

2C

2.97

4.16

+40

3A

11.03

9.43

-15

3B

4.29

2.84

-34

4A

1.33

0.85

-36

4B

1.45

0.82

-43

4CDE

   1.93    0.64    -67

TOTAL

31.03

24.45    

   -21

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