This really is sad: More than 500 tons of squid were caught as bycatch in the Bering sea pollock fishery in one single week. That is more than 4 times the normal rate. "We confirmed that the numbers were real and they really did catch that amount of squid. We then tried to find out where the squid were caught." Josh Keaton, a resource management specialist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association. The squid were caught near the start of the mid-June through September pollock season. Fishermen in the Bering Sea are allowed a certain amount of squid bycatch each year. For 2006, the recommended amount was not to exceed 1,976 tons. As of July 15, the amount of bycatch was 1,403 tons. The National Marine Fisheries Service would be looking at restricting the fishery if it reachs 2,620 tons.