Charter Group Fights Limited Entry in Court

Ed Schoenfeld, CoastAlaska – Juneau

The sports halibut charter operators who were not included in the federal limited entry system have gone to court to try to block it.  The fleet has been exceeding its guideline harvest level for years, and a lack of agreement on what to do about that by the North Pacific Fishery Management Council has prompted the International Pacific Halibut Commission to put more and more limits on charter clients’ catches in waters off southeast and Southcentral Alaska.

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