Alaska pollock producers are coming off a relatively normal A season, especially given the global upheaval caused by coronavirus, but as companies begin harvesting and processing B season fish, they face a range of uncertainty, from global markets to operational safety.

The B season fishing in the Bering Sea, which started June 10 and runs through October 31, is projected to produce roughly 757,651 metric tons, the majority of it in surimi, pinbone-out fillet (PBO) and deep-skin formats.