Alaskan Groundfish Fisheries Open 2020 Seafood Season

Alaska’s seafood industry was “open for business” starting Jan. 1 when some of the biggest fisheries got underway long before the start of the first salmon runs in mid-May.

Cod will begin it all in the Bering Sea, which has a 305.5 million-pound catch quota, down about a million pounds from 2019. Less than 6 million pounds of codfish will come out of the Gulf.

A 400,000 Tanner crab fishery at Kodiak starting on Jan. 15 will be helpful to a town whose economic bottom line will be badly battered by the Gulf cod crash.

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