IPHC Grants a Fourth Halibut Opener for Area 2A Commercial Fishery Next Week
Low vessel limits for halibut vessels in the directed commercial fishery on the West Coast and limited participation have resulted in a fourth opener next week.
The International Pacific Halibut Commission has established fishing period limits for all licensed vessels for the fourth opener from Aug. 3 to Aug. 5. An estimated 47 metric tons -- about 104,000 pounds -- remain to be harvested, according to the IPHC.
The 2020 total allocation for the halibut fishery off of Washington, Oregon and California is 115.41 metric tons, or ...
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