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May 19, 1982 - With a six-day halibut opening in Area 2 drawing to a close on Monday, local processors reported that they were still receiving mainly shipments from smaller boats fishing close to Petersburg and that it was too early to determine the overall success of the halibut season. Greg Olson, general manager of the local Witney-Fidalgo plant, reported that many of the fishermen from the smaller boats were saying that the season was a little slower than last year’s.

By Monday afternoon, Whitney-Fidalgo had received approximately 175,000 pounds of halibut and expected to know their...

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