Pacific Cod, East Bering Sea, Pots and traps

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
2 of 5
Low 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

2 of 5
Low risk

The bycatch impact of the pot and trap AI Pacific cod fishery has been scored a low risk.

Habitat

2 of 5
Low risk

The habitat impact of the pot and trap and AI Pacific cod fishery has been scored a low risk. This is because pots and traps cause limited damage to seafloor habitats.