Fish Factor: Southeast gets small boost in halibut catch limit

Pacific halibut harvesters received some rare good news last week: Increased catches in 2021, along with a longer fishing season.

At its annual meeting that ended Jan. 25, the International Pacific Halibut Commission boosted the coastwide catch for 2021 to 39 million pounds, a 6.53% increase over last year. It includes halibut taken in commercial, sport, subsistence, research, personal-use and as bycatch for fisheries of the West Coast, British Columbia and Alaska.

Almost 300 individual Pacific halibut stakeholders attended the meeting via an electronic platform.

For commercial fishermen, the...


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