Pacific Halibut Catches for 2021 Projected to Be Higher
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch.
The Pacific halibut catch limits for this year won’t be revealed until Friday but reports claiming they will be higher has the industry buzzing.
Last year’s total catch limit for the Pacific U.S. and British Columbia was 36.6 million pounds, of which 91% was taken by all users, meaning commercial, sport, subsistence, personal use and halibut taken in other fisheries as bycatch.
Undercurrent News and global supplier Tradex based in British Columbia both project the 2021 catch will be...
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