Tag Archives: Alaska Pollock

Pollock season on the horizon for Kodiak’s trawler fleet

Kodiak’s pollock fishery opens to trawlers Thursday, Jan. 20; although, the 45 or so vessels from Kodiak’s fleet won’t be heading out until February 4. That’s to limit bycatch and hold out for better fishing conditions, according to Julie Bonnie, the executive director of the Groundfish Data Bank – and there’s another reason.  “And then obviously COVID is always in …

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Kodiak’s trawl fleet heads out for pollock, about 30 vessels expected to be fishing

  Kodiak’s trawl fleet is heading out to the fishing grounds to catch pollock in a fishery that opened Jan. 20. Julie Bonney is the Executive Director of the Alaska Groundfish Data Bank, which represents trawlers and processors. She says the trawlers are looking at lower quota level this year.   “The pollock quotas this year are about 20 percent …

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Surveys find more pollock midwater, fewer near ocean bottom

Oscar Dyson NOAA Research Ship in San Francisco. The vessel studies and monitors the pollock fishery and other fisheries. (Photo byrulenumberone2 / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT The current pollock stock is looking strong according to NOAA’s winter midwater surveys, but that’s not consistent with summer bottom trawl surveys. Representatives presented their most recent data at Kodiak’s commercial fisheries trade show, ComFish, …

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