99.5 PERCENT RETENTION RATE
Among major worldwide fisheries analyzed, catches of Wild Alaska Pollock by American Seafoods in the Bering Sea feature the highest retention rates for targeted species.
CHANGING COURSE TO AVOID BYCATCH
Members of harvest cooperatives share catch information in real time via satellite so vessels can alter fishing practices or move to another area to avoid excessive bycatch.
The North Pacific and Pacific Fishery Management Councils set strict bycatch limits on species that are reserved for other fishermen. If any cap is achieved, the fishery is closed.