Saturday at noon is the start of A-season for Pollock. Krista Milani of the National Marine Fisheries Services says the total allowable catch (TAC) this year is about 1 percent bigger than last year.
“Last year [the TAC] was 1.345 million metric tons and this year its going to be 1.364 million metric tons," Milandi said. "It is a slight increase from last year.”
Milani says because the TAC is similar, she expects the season to wrap up in late April, which is around the same time it did last year. Under regulation fisherman have until June 10 at noon to catch the fish. At that point, the fishery will close and pollock B-season will begin.