Pot cod fishing dismal – Bristol Bay Times Pacific cod fishing in the Bering Sea

The Pacific cod fishing in the Bering Sea has been slow enough to make some pot-cod boats quit and wait for red king crab to open next month.     Click Title to Leave a Comment!

“It was pretty bad. I’ve never given up on a cod season before, and I’ve given up on this one,” said Bob Perkey, captain of the fishing vessel Ramblin’ Rose. “It’s not worth it financially to keep fishing.”

Early results were only briefly promising, said deckhand Geno Holmes. “We were getting 40 to 70, and then it just dropped off cold. We were getting two, three, four fish in a pot,” Holmes said, adding that his boat was earning 29 cents per pound of cod.  http://www.thebristolbaytimes.com/article/1239pod_cod_fishing_dismal