Rifts Repaired Between Canada and the U.S. at the International Pacific Halibut Meeting
In an eleventh-hour breakthrough in negotiations, both Canadian and American commissioners on the International Pacific Halibut Commission found common ground on two contentious halibut issues last Friday -- bycatch and apportionment -- while adopting catch limits that split the difference between the two advisory bodies.
With persistently stable populations at low levels, the coastwide stock has yet to show significant signs of recruitment, or younger year classes coming into the commercial fishery. Those two dynamics: stable but relatively low stock size and...
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