Bottom otter trawl, Trawls
Yellowfin sole is vulnerable to fishing pressure due to slow growth and late maturity.
Bottomottertrawls disrupt the seafloor and have a lot of bycatch, mainly of undersized fish.
The fishery in the Bering Sea and the Aleutian Islands is MSC certified. The management is done by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) The stock is monitored well and the fishing pressure is low. There are also closed areas for this fishery.