37-Inch Limit on for Charter Halibut Catch

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau

Southeast Alaska charter halibut operators are facing new restrictions. Clients on their boats can now only keep fish up to 37 inches long. That’s on top of an existing one-halibut-per-day limit imposed in 2009.

The new rule, from NOAA’s Fisheries Service, is part of a larger effort to address dwindling stocks.

Read NOAA Fisheries announcement about the 37-inch limit.

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