It’s another Seattle trawler example of “conservation is everyone else’s problem.”
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council logo and name appear on promo fliers for a fishery under its jurisdiction.
All fishing regions have reduced halibut catches for 2023 except for the west coast states.
Halibut catch limits will be revealed on Friday; more fish meetings upcoming.
Anglers aboard charter boats will provide the revenue stream for purchases of “Recreational quota entities.”
Amendment 123 means halibut bycatch taken by Bering Sea bottom trawlers will be based on ups & downs of the stock, like all other users.
Lots of uncertainty about halibut catch numbers for 2023.