HALIBUT FEST: celebrating Homer’s big flatfish

Homer and halibut go hand in hand. After all, anyone can see from the top of Baycrest hill that Homer is the “Halibut Fishing Capital of the World.”. So when the Alaska Marine Conservation Council (AMCC) was deciding on a place to hold the , Homer was an easy choice. “We’ve been known for Halibut for many years,” said Hannah Heimbuch, the community fisheries organizer for the AMCC who resides in Homer, “and Homer has a robust halibut fishing community for both charters and commercial fishing, making it a logical choice for the Halibut Festival.” Read the rest here 12:16

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