Friday at noon is the start of the B-season for pollock. Unlike the A-season, which focuses on pollock roe, the B-season harvests the fish for its fast food and surimi potential.
The quota for B-season is over 778,000 metric tons -- which are split between four groups -- AFA onshore, catcher processors, motherships, and CDQ. And that’s only a part of the total allowable catch (TAC) of 1.3 million metric tons for the entire year. National Marine Fisheries Services Krista Milani says the yearly TAC has slowly been creeping up.