The Safina Center

Koho salmon.Koho salmon.Photo taken by: Carl Safina

Species has a combination of problems such as overfishing, high bycatch, and poor management.
Pollock, Atlantic – Iceland, Danish Seine and Trawl

Pollock are found on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean but are more numerous and widespread in European than in American waters. They are fished in many places in their range.  Atlantic Pollock reach sexual maturity between three and eight years of age and can live for at least 20 years and grow at moderate rates.

In Iceland, overfishing of Atlantic Pollock is occurring. As well, when fished with danish seines and bottom trawls, this causes substantial damage to seafloor habitats.

Full Seafood Watch species report here.