Halibut’s a Wrap; a Glimpse at 2020 Next Week
The Pacific halibut fishery ended on November 14 amidst little fanfare. The eight-month fishery topped 17 million pounds for Alaskan longliners holding shares of the fish, or about 93 percent of Alaska’s total catch limit.
Most dock prices ticked up a bit hovering in the $5 to $6 per pound range during the fishery, likely due to bad weather hampering landings of competing for halibut from Canada.
Doug Bowen runs Alaska Boats and Permits at Homer.
“Their hurricanes and everything may have disrupted some of the fisheries there..."
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