Alaska cod pot fisherman earn extra flexibility with new octopus quota – Alaska Dispatch

Jim Paulin | Dutch Harbor Fisherman |   Oct 06, 2012

The giant Pacific octopus probably won’t shut down the pot cod season early again this year in the Bering Sea.

Last year, the bycatch limit of 150 octopus was reached on Oct. 24, and the big boat Pacific pot cod fishery closed with 647 metric tons unharvested,

according to Krista Milani of the National Marine Fisheries Service in Unalaska…. Read More http://www.alaskadispatch.com/article/alaska-cod-pot-fisherman-earn-extra-flexibility-new-octopus-quota