Pollock and Cod seasone plagued by high bycatch numbers

The pollock and cod seasons are both starting out with unusually high levels of bycatch. That could cause problems for the fleet further on in the season. Cod boats are mostly concerned about halibut bycatch—they can only get a certain amount of halibut bycatch per year before the National Marine Fisheries Service closes down the fishery for the year.

Anne Hillman, KUCB – Unalaska

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