Groundfish catches for 2015, courtesy of Deckboss –
Here are the TACs for key species and the percent change from 2014.
BERING SEA AND ALEUTIAN ISLANDS
Bering Sea pollock, 1,310,000 tons, up 3.4 percent
Pacific cod, 249,422 tons, down 1.8 percent
Yellowfin sole, 149,000 tons, down 19 percent
Atka mackerel, 54,500 tons, up 68.6 percent
Pacific Ocean perch, 32,021 tons, down 3.3 percent
Sablefish, 3,135 tons, down 0.5 percent
GULF OF ALASKA
Pollock, 199,151 tons, up 13.8 percent
Pacific cod, 75,202 tons, up 16.2 percent
Pacific Ocean perch, 21,012 tons, up 8.8 percent
Sablefish, 10,522 tons, down 0.5 percent
The catches are set by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council and must be approved by the US Secretary of Commerce.