Wild Alaska Pollock harvest comes with unmatched “green” production credentials (American Seafoods)
Weekly production of Alaskan pollock DAP: Surimi/ Fillet/ Mince (week 11)
Monday, March 30, 2020, 08:00 (GMT + 9)
Alaska pollock—also known as walleye pollock—is a key species in the Alaska groundfish complex and a target species for one of the world's largest fisheries. Pollock is a semipelagic schooling fish widely distributed in the North Pacific Ocean with largest concentrations in the eastern Bering Sea.
U.S. wild-caught Alaska pollock is a smart seafood choice because it is sustainably managed and responsibly harvested under U.S. regulations.
Above target population levels.
- The 2018 stock assessments for the Aleutian Islands, Eastern Bering Sea, and Western/Central/West Yakutat Gulf of Alaska indicate that pollock stocks are not overfished.
- In the eastern Bering Sea and Gulf of Alaska, pollock spawning biomass is estimated to be above the target level.
- To assess the health of the pollock population, scientists estimate the female spawning biomass—a measure of the pollock stock’s ability to reproduce.
- Regulations for the pollock fishery aim to conserve the spawning population to ensure pollock can successfully reproduce and keep the population size at healthy levels.
- The overfished status for the Bogoslof and Southeast Gulf of Alaska stocks is unknown. These areas are also closed to fishing for pollock with trawl gear.
- No stocks are currently subject to overfishing.
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