More pollock available next year after Alaska quota is set
December 12, 2016
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) has set a total allowable catch of 1.35 million metric tons (MT) for the forthcoming Alaska pollock season, up slightly on the 2016 TAC.
The higher quota is set to sustain the pressure on pollock prices, which have been low due to the abundant supply as well as the ongoing Russian food import ban.
In volume terms, pollock is Alaska’s most important fisheries product and the state’s second most important in value, with a total first-sales…