MSC Re-certifies Alaska's Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska Pollock Fishery
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] January 15, 2016
The Marine Stewardship Council has recertified Alaska's pollock fishery in the Bering Sea, Aleutian Islands and Gulf of Alaska.
Alaska pollock is the largest fishery in the US and largest to be certified sustainable in the world. The 2016 TAC is set 1.34 million metric ton annual quota for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands; the Gulf of Alaska Pollock quota is 257,872 metric tons, a 30% increase from the 2015. The 2016 Alaska Pollock season will begin on January 20.
“The fishery management system is known for its conservative management practices, so these quota increases indicate an exceptionally healthy Alaska Pollock fishery in the Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska. Seafood buyers and consumers can rest assured that Alaska Pollock is one of the world’s largest and most sustainable fisheries," said Pat Shanahan, Genuine Alaska Pollock Producers...
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