Changes to Halibut Fishery in the Bering Sea Being Considered by North Pacific Council
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - June 15, 2017
At their June meeting last week, the North Pacific Fisheries Management Council moved forward on a regulatory amendment to allow Western Alaska Community Development Quota (CDQ) groups to lease halibut IFQ during times of low abundance.
The issue has been before the council since December 2015; last week the 11-member panel selected a preferred alternative for further analysis.
Low relative abundance has been an issue...
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