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Slightly more walleye pollock will be up for harvest in the Bering Sea in 2014.

At a meeting in Anchorage last week, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council voted to bump up the catch limit to 1.267 million metric tons. That's an increase of about 20,000 tons.

But many people in fishing industry told the council they should be allowed to take even more.

Donna Parker was one of them. She's with the Arctic Storm Management Group, a pollock fishing company.

Parker said the Bering Sea pollock fleet found an immense amount of fish in the sea this year – so much that they went slightly over their catch limit.

"It's not always going to be like this, and in fact, not too long ago, we lost a half a million metric tons because the pollock stock had declined," she said. "Well, now it's back up. It's incredible. Please let us have access to it."

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