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.
Hear earlier reports:
- Halibut commission goes with staff-recommended cuts
- Scientists recommend major cuts in halibut quotas
- One-fish-a-day limit back for charter halibut
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