Pollock Catchers Association (PCA) was established in 2006. Nowadays, the PCA is the biggest public union in the Russian fishery industry. The PCA includes 32 fishing companies catching about 1,5 mln tons of fish and seafoods in total.
The PCA member companies harvest over 64% of Alaska pollock in the Russian EEZ, and more than 34% of world total catch of Alaska pollock. The PCA member companies produce high quality fish products corresponding with international quality standards. The PCA members produce about 99% of total output of sea frozen Pollock fillets, 64% of frozen Pollock, and 76% of Pollock roe in Russia.
The PCA member companies operate 145 vessels including 111 of catching and processing trawlers. The catching and processing fleet is based on large scale vessels of BATM, BMRT, RKTMS types. Over 20 thousands of fishermen work for the PCA member companies.
PCA is the client group for the MSC certification of Russian pollock fisheries in the Sea of Okhotsk and West Bering Sea. PCA leads the Russian Pollock Sustainability Alliance that is aimed to promote and implement improvements for the fishery.