It looks like its going to be a great season this year. The weather has been a bit foul way up north, but that means nothing to some of the bigger boats out there. Here’s a great deckload shot from 2007 on the F/V Caravelle
The harvest season of the nation’s largest fishery, Alaska Pollock (Theragra chalcogramma), opens tomorrow in Alaska. The 2011 Alaska Pollock Total Allowable Catch (TAC) for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Island and Gulf of Alaska is 1.37 million metric tons, an increase from last year’s TAC of 0.89 million metric tons. This increase is due to the significant growth in the Alaska Pollock biomass in the Bering Sea/Aleutian Island and Gulf of Alaska from 5.4 million metric tons in 2010 to near double that, 10.5 million metric tons, for 2011. Alaska Pollock accounts for approximately 30% of the nation’s wild seafood landings by weight.