Baby Halibut Bycatch Hurts Users Thousands of Miles Away; Council Conflicts
People talk about halibut taken as bycatch in the Bering Sea in terms of poundage but the problem goes far deeper than that. Those millions of pounds don’t account for the baby halibut scooped up from the ocean bottom.
The removals of those little halibut literally affect the halibut stock thousands of miles away.
An opinion piece by Eric Velsko and Linda Behnken point out that tiny, larval halibut float west with the current and settle to the bottom of the nursery grounds of the Bering Sea...
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