Fish Factor: By all accounts Bering Sea fish stocks are in great shape
Bering Sea fish stocks are booming but it’s a mixed bag for groundfish in the Gulf of Alaska.
Fishery managers will set 2017 catches this week for pollock, cod and other fisheries that comprise Alaska’s largest fish hauls that are taken from three to 200 miles from shore. More than 80 percent of Alaska’s seafood poundage come from those federally-managed waters, and by all accounts the Bering Sea fish stocks are in great shape.
“For the Bering Sea, just about every catch is up,” said
Diana Stram, Bering Sea groundfish plan coordinator for the North Pacific Fishery Management Coun...