Fishing Regulators Discuss Limit Increase

Updated 4 years ago

Federal regulators are planning a major increase in how much pollock can be caught.It comes after fishermen said the current limit would prematurely shut down the season.The National Marine Fisheries Service says under the new rules, fishermen can catch 35 million pounds of pollock this year – that’s nearly six times the original amount of 6 million.If the numbers hold up, the change could go into effect next month.Last month, Fishermen switched to a system in which they work in groups to divide an allotted catch. If they exceed their limit on one stock, they must stop all fishing.


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