The US North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) on Saturday approved a 1.3 million metric ton total allowable catch (TAC) for the Eastern Bering Sea Alaska pollock fishery, the same as the quota approved last year.

The council made the decision following two competing proposals submitted to the group on Thursday, with the At-sea Processors Association (APA) asking the TAC to increase by 20,000 metric tons to 1.32 million metric tons in 2024.

APA members include US pollock fishing giants American Seafoods, Trident Seafoods, Arctic Storm, Coastal Villages and Glacier Fish.