International Pacific Halibut Commission Reduces Longline Quotas

Matt Lichtenstein, KFSK – Petersburg

Longliners in Southeast and the Gulf of Alaska will see big cuts to their quotas this year under catch numbers approved by the International Pacific Halibut Commission Friday morning. Along with the commercial reductions, the commission is also recommending a limit on the size of halibut that charter boat clients can keep in Southeast. The annual meeting in Victoria, British Columbia was online.

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