News Summary October 12, 2021
Today's Top Story: Comments Wanted on Alaska Halibut Bycatch, Management Proposals
Halibut stakeholders can weigh in on two issues of importance: halibut bycatch in the Bering Sea and management of the Pacific halibut fishery. On bycatch, after six years of discussion, the North Pacific Council is poised to have Bering Sea bottom trawlers targeting flatfish abide by the same rules as all other halibut users. The public is asked to send written comments on the Council’s plans to rein in trawl halibut bycatch through October 25...
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