Pollock Stocks Rebound

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The Marine Conservation Alliance (MCA), a coalition of harvesters, processors and communities involved in the Alaska groundfish and crab fisheries, renewed its support today for scientifically set catch limits.

As projected last year, Bering Sea pollock stocks are staging a rebound, following a two year downturn.

Federal scientists have determined that the overall biomass of Bering Sea pollock has virtually doubled, going from roughly 4.6 million metric tons in 2010, to 9.6 million metric tons for 2011.