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OVERVIEW: A great fishing fleet is facing another tough year


The Petersburg Rotary Club at its meeting last week was told that Petersburg needs success in salmon, black cod and halibut and added that market forces and resource returns have kept Petersburg facing numerous challenges over the past few years.

Last year’s impressive and unexpected chum returns show the oceans can continue to produce fish. There is also a market demand for local seafood.

Halibut: Halibut prices took a dump this year because for a second year in a row frozen halibut inventory carried over and once again held pricing lower than in past years. Many companies in the state...

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