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Social media reacts to huge halibut


PETERSBURG ­­– Earlier this month the buzz around a monster halibut caught by local commercial fishermen in Thomas Bay went crazy after news of the catch spread through social media sites.

Many of the comments expressed amazement for the monster catch, but some talked about sadness because another “breeder” was taken out of the reproduction equation. Multiple people talked about the cruelty of killing such a remarkable fish or simply said, “Should have put it back.”

No matter what your stance is, there are two undeniable truths. First, the fishermen were doing their job. Second,...

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