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Local halibut trends differ from coastwise average


PETERSBURG – The Petersburg Vessel Owners Association hosted a presentation by the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) exploring long-term halibut trends.

IPHC Executive Director Bruce Leaman and quantitative scientist Ian Stewart presented the findings and fielding questions from the audience. The data collected look at halibut stocks from across the Pacific, from Alaska to British Columbia, Canada and south to Washington and Oregon.

Stewart said that the IPHC has 100 years worth of data on the Pacific stock of halibut, which help IPHC to examine trends in things like biomass...

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