Pacific Cod, East Bering Sea, Demersal longline

Gadus macrocephalus
Content last updated
12 July 2019
Stock
East Bering Sea
Management
US
Stock Status
1 of 5
Very low risk
Management
1 of 5
Very low risk
Bycatch
3 of 5
Moderate risk
Habitat
2 of 5
Low risk

Stock status

1 of 5
Very low risk

Pacific cod in the East Bering Sea has been scored as very low risk. The recent values of both fishing mortality and spawning stock biomass are sufficiently within the safe limits of the relevant reference points to lead to the classification as very low risk. 

Management

1 of 5
Very low risk

Management of the stock of Pacific cod in the Gulf of Alaska bank has been scored a very low risk. This is because there is appropriate scientific advice based on a robust stock assessment and there is a comprehensive set of management and control measures in place in order to protect the stock from over-exploitation.

Bycatch

3 of 5
Moderate risk

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.

Habitat

2 of 5
Low risk

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.