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Alaska Fish Factor

Pacific halibut catches predicted to be lower for the foreseeable future


December 5, 2019

Lower catches for Pacific halibut are in the forecast for the foreseeable future.

That was the message from the International Pacific Halibut Commission at its meeting last week in Seattle. The IPHC oversees halibut stock research and sets catch limits for nine fishing regions ranging from Northern California and British Columbia to the Bering Sea.

There are fewer of the prized flatfish (down 4%), they weigh less (down 5%) and no big pulses appear to be coming into the stock was the grim  and the results of summer long surveys at nearly 1,370 fishing stations, including 89 added to the Ce...

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