Two Bering Sea pollock processors lied about catches, feds say

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s law enforcement division issued notices of violation to American Seafoods Company on May 8. The notices accuse the company of manipulating flow scales measuring Bering Sea pollock catches in nearly 200 hauls of fish in 2011 and 2012, causing the scales to register lower weights. Operators of the Ocean Rover and the Northern Eagle then recorded loads of fish that were lighter than what they truly carried, the NOAA notices say.   continued