Preliminary Sablefish TACs Don’t Necessarily Mean High Quotas for 2019
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - October 19, 2018
At the October North Pacific Council meeting, preliminary -- not final -- catch limits were adopted for about two dozen species in the Gulf of Alaska. There were a few changes in the table from last year, but the sablefish Allowable Biological Catch (ABC) and projected Total Allowable Catch (TAC) were not changed. The Council makes two-year projections as part of their guidance to industry, but stock assessments are done each year on sablefish.
The final 2019 sablefish catch numbers will be set ...
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