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Regulators consider reducing halibut quota


January 4, 2018

KENAI, Alaska (AP) – Regulators are considering reducing the amount of halibut that fishermen are allowed to catch along the Pacific coast this year.

The International Pacific Halibut Commission is expected to consider this month adopting a 24 percent reduction to the annual Pacific halibut quota for fisheries from Alaska to California, the Peninsula Clarion reported.

The reduction was

recommended due to low recruitment rates among young halibut populations over the last decade and increasing pressure on the fish stocks from commercial, subsistence and recreational fishing, according to...

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