2021 Sablefish TAC Increases in All Areas

December 14, 2020

After a week of meetings, the NPFMC voted Thursay and Friday to adopt the recommended ABC, resulting in increases to the 2021 sablefish TAC of 25% across the GOA, 82% in BS, and 131% in AI. While the Council suggested that the science supports an increased catch, stakeholder concerns about the market for sablefish seemed to fall on deaf ears.