Pacific Cod, Aleutian Islands, Demersal longline
- Content last updated
- 11 July 2019
- Aleutian Islands
- Stock Status
Pacific cod in the Aleutian Islands area has been scored as a moderate risk. The stock has no reference points for sustainability although the biomass shows a rising trend since 2010
The stock was scored using the RASS scoring guidance for data limited stocks. The rising biomass trend and the moderate to high fishbase vulnerability score of 50/100, implies a moderate risk level. Also the most recent assessment indicates that the stock is not being subject to overfishing
The management of Aleutian Islands Pacific cod has been scored a very low risk. This is because management decisions are informed by an annual data limited stock assessment and catches of Pacific cod are well below the advised catch (and are far below the combined ESBAI catch), and there is a comprehensive regulatory framework in place.
The bycatch in the demersal longline AI Pacific cod fishery has been scored a high risk. This is because capture of PET species is likely and population status is unknown. However mitigation in the fishery is likely to significantly reduce impact.
The habitat impact of the demersal longline AI Pacific cod fishery has been scored a low risk. This is because set longlines have limited impact on seafloor habitats.