Alaska Halibut Season Approaches Quota: 2.3 Million Pounds Left to Catch
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - September 20, 2016
With seven weeks left in the season, halibut landings in Alaska have reached nearly 15 milion pounds, or about 87 percent of the quota to date.
In Canada (regulatory area 2B), landings are 4,129,345 pounds to date, about 72 percent of the 5.74 million pound quota. The quota for Washington, Oregon, and California, was set at 1.140, and caught by July 20, 2016. Halibut season is closed in that area, known as 2A.
Southeast Alaska (area 2C) has another 421,000 pounds to catch before the season closes November 7, 2016. The eastern Gulf of Alaska, area 3A) including ports of Yakutat, Cordova, Seward, and most of the Kenai Peninsula, has 854,000 pounds remaining...Full Story »