Pacific Ocean, north-east (FAO 67)
Bottom otter trawl, Pots and traps, Set longlines, Handlines and pole-lines (hand operated)
Cod from the Bering Sea and around the Aleutian Islands in FAO 61 and 67 has been [MSC certified] since 2010. The cod stock is doing well here. There are 39 vessels in the fishery, ranging from small boats operating close to shore to large vessels capable of directly processing and freezing the cod. Various methods of catching cod have been used, such as [bottom trawl], [longline longline fishing], [hand-line hand-lines-and-line-lines-machine] (jigging) and [pots-pots-and-traps]. Pacific cod in the Gulf of Alaska is a fast-growing fish, reaching an average length of 19 cm in the first year. By the age of 12 they can exceed 90 cm. The stocks are generally exploited from the age of three. The cod spawn between January and May, but are available all year round.