Investigation of weight loss in Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) due to exsanguination.

Jason R. Gasper, Watson, Jennifer, 1972- & Mondragon, Jennifer, 1969-
Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus) are an important groundfish species harvested by longline vessels in the Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands. Exsanguination, or bleeding, is an important processing step at the time of capture to obtain high product quality, including freshness and the visual appearance of fillets. The National Marine Fisheries Service, Alaska Region, is responsible for assessing fishery catch, which is generally a round weight estimate collected prior to any processing, including exsanguination. However, longline...
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