12/29/12 - 6:55pm
Alaska’s fisheries are in for a mixed year in 2013, if current management expectations hold true.
State forecasts and federal catch limits call for increased harvests of some species — like pollock — while other runs may fall shorter than in prior years.
Pollock harvesters heard good news when the North Pacific Fishery Management Council, or NPFMC, set 2013 catch limits.
The total allowable catch, or TAC, for Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands pollock was set at 1.27 million metric tons, about a 4-percent increase versus the 1.22 million metric ton harvest for 2012.