Alaska Fish Factor: Pacific Halibut Commission will set catch later this month

Wow, there is a lot of fishing going on across Alaska!

Salmon is the heart of Alaska’s seafood industry but winter is when the fishing action really begins.

Hundreds of boats are out on the water on the first day of each new year, beginning a predictable rhythm for the seafood industry as millions of pounds of fish begin to cross the docks around the clock at Alaska’s working waterfronts. Here’s a sampler:

Starting January 1 boats drop pots and baited lines for cod, rockfish and other whitefish in the Gulf of Alaska and the Bering Sea.

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