International Pacific Halibut Commission weighs 2016 harvest recommendations

pacific_halibutThe interim meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission is our first look at the huge volume of data the collects that informs a big decision coming next January: How much halibut will be available for harvest from the coast of Oregon to the Bering Sea. For halibut users in Southeast Alaska, the number could be ticking up — maybe 8-percent, or by over 300,000 pounds. In Southcentral Alaska, though, the trend is the other direction — the commercial and sport fleets may see their harvests reduced by 7-percent, or three-quarters of a million pounds. Read the article here 14:05