International Pacific Halibut Commission sets crushingly low quota for halibut in area 4E

Because of an adjustment in the catch limits by the International Pacific Halibut Commission, the Coastal Villages Region Fund’s allowable catch will be reduced by almost 50 percent. “It looks pretty bleak,” said Mitchell. “The other thing is that there has not been a setline survey done in 4E, which is the most eastern area of the Bering Sea closest to Bristol Bay, in what is probably close to 25 years.” Read [email protected]  19:36