Ten-Month Pacific Halibut Season Opens This Friday, Catch Limits Down 10% from 2022
The Pacific Halibut season opens on Friday, March 10 at noon local time in waters off of Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California. A total mortality (catch, discards, bycatch, etc.) of 36.97 million pounds was set late January at the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) meeting, compared to last year’s total of 41.22 million pounds, down 10.3%.
The announcement was made today in the U.S. Federal Register.
Total catch limits by regulatory area ...
Photo of Pacific halibut on Gulf of Alaska seafloor courtesy of NMFS.
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