Pacific Halibut Fishery Closes; Commercial Catches Come Up Short
The Pacific halibut fishery closed Wednesday (Dec. 7) after nine months of fishing.
The overall halibut removals came up just 7% short of the 2022 catch limit of 42.4 million pounds, an increase of 5% over the previous year.
That includes takes by commercial, sport, subsistence users and as bycatch in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, California and Alaska.
Alaska’s commercial halibut fishery produced nearly 19.3 million pounds, 10% under the Alaska catch limit.
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