Tag Archives: Alaskan pollock

McDonald’s urges NPFMC to give Bering Sea canyons careful consideration

“In order to ensure all sources remain comfortably above sustainability standards into the future, we voice our support to the council and ask that it move swiftly to take all appropriate measures to protect the habitat of the Bering Sea canyons and sustain the long-term viability of its fisheries,” wrote Gross. McDonald’s did not, however, come down strongly on either side of the issue that Greenpeace and the pollock fishing industry have butted heads over for years. The NPFMC plans to decide whether to take action on pollock fishing limitation Read the rest here 11:01

Walleye Pollock – A bounty of fish: Questions about sustainability

It sounds too good to be true: There are so many fish that Seattle-based boats haul in more than a million metric tons of them every year without depleting the population. “It still boggles my mind how much is a million tons of fish,” says David Fluharty, an associate professor at the University of Washington School of Marine and Environmental Affairs. “To actually catch that much protein . . .”[email protected]  07:17