Non-pelagic trawlers hit halibut limit in Gulf, BSAI plaice TAC achieved

23523_354387901211_7651997_aVessels using trawl gear in the Gulf of Alaska cannot target deep-water  species from May 18 to July 1. The National Marine Fisheries Service, or NMFS, announced today that the  directed trawl fishery for deep-water species had reached its second seasonal  apportionment of halibut. continued