Halibut Outlook Has Some Hopeful Signs for 2021
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Some hopeful signs for Pacific halibut.
The Pacific halibut fishery ended on November 15 and it’s estimated that Alaska’s longline fleet took just under 15 million pounds out of a 17 million pound catch limit, or 93%.
Homer held on as the top port for landings, followed by Kodiak and Juneau.
Results from the annual stock survey have raised cautious hopes for a possible uptick in some fishing regions next year. Despite a cut back in some survey areas due to...
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