Pacific Cod, East Bering Sea, Demersal otter trawl

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
4 of 5
High risk
Habitat
4 of 5
High 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

4 of 5
High risk

The bycatch in the Pacific cod bottom otter trawl fishery has been scored a high risk. Efforts are being made to reduce bycatch and discards, however relatively high bycatch levels are found in mobile bottom gear fisheries.

Habitat

4 of 5
High risk

The habitat impact of the Pacific cod bottom otter trawl fishery has been scored a high risk. Efforts are being made to reduce the habitat impact of this fishery, however mobile bottom gears potentially can cause significant damage to seafloor habitats.