The North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) has recommended the dramatic step of slashing the Alaska pollock quota in the most important harvesting area next year, but has increased the quota for Pacific cod.

The council approved researchers' recommendations of a 1.1 million-metric-ton total allowable catch (TAC) for the Eastern Bering Sea Alaska pollock fishery in 2022, a 19 percent reduction from this year's quota.

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