Halibut catch limits are down in all AK regions for the 10 month fishery; allowable trawl bycatch tops sport charter takes.
Trawlers lawyer up to oppose reducing halibut bycatch
It’s another Seattle trawler example of “conservation is everyone else’s problem.”
Why is NPFMC endorsement on trawl fleet’s promotional fliers?
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council logo and name appear on promo fliers for a fishery under its jurisdiction.
Pacific halibut catches cut for 2023 fishery
All fishing regions have reduced halibut catches for 2023 except for the west coast states.
Halibut catch limits for 2023 are anyone’s guess
Halibut catch limits will be revealed on Friday; more fish meetings upcoming.
Halibut charters can now buy quota shares from commercial owners
Anglers aboard charter boats will provide the revenue stream for purchases of “Recreational quota entities.”
New rule to cut trawl halibut bycatch readied for the Bering Sea
Amendment 123 means halibut bycatch taken by Bering Sea bottom trawlers will be based on ups & downs of the stock, like all other users.
Pacific halibut fishery closes, commercial catches come up short
Lots of uncertainty about halibut catch numbers for 2023.