Halibut management scientists this week reprised concerns that they’ve been overestimating halibut stocks for several years and repeated their recommendation for a 19 percent overall cut to the coast wide catch for this year. As a region though, Southeast would see a small increase after six years of dropping quotas. The International Pacific Halibut Commission’s meeting is underway this week in Anchorage. Matt Lichtenstein has more on the staff presentations.
Photo by: National Marine Fisheries Service