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

Some problems exist with this species' status or catch methods, or information is insufficient for evaluating. Pollock, Atlantic – Iceland, Gillnets

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. When fished with gillnets there are moderate impacts on the habitat and non-target species.

Full species report here.