What Happened to the Pacific Grey Cod?

Why Did One of Alaska’s Most Valuable Fisheries Crash?

In October 2017, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) made a shocking announcement. Pacific cod (or grey cod) stocks in the Gulf of Alaska had declined 71% since 2015 and 83% since 2013. Cod, once one of the most plentiful fish in Alaskan waters, suddenly became a rare catch, devastating one of the most lucrative…