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Halibut catch limit cut, again

English: Fileting of Pacific Halibut taken in ...
English: Fileting of Pacific Halibut taken in Cook's Inlet, Alaska. Each halibut yields four filets; the yield percentage is higher than for most fish. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Halibut catch limit cut, again
MOLLY DISCHNER
Jan 25, 2013 - 11:17 AM

Westcoast Halibut fishermen in the Pacific will see about a seven percent reduction in catch this year, less than many were expecting.

The International Pacific Halibut Commission today set the coastwide catch from Northern California to the Bering Sea at 31.02 million pounds. Alaska’s portion of the catch is about 23 million pounds.

The coastwide catch is down from 33.54 million pounds in 2012, but greater than the 22.55 million pound blue-line harvest considered likely going into the meeting. The blue-line would have... (numbers on AJOC) http://www.alaskajournal.com/Blog-Fish-Bytes/Blogs-2013/Pacific-halibut-catch-limit-reduced/