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This is Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch – Halibut boats needed for surveys next year – 390 new survey spots added

radio-microphoneHalibut scientists plan to expand the yearly stock assessments by 30% next summer, adding 390 survey stations to the existing 1,300. The stations are located coast wide from Oregon to the Bering Sea. Since 1998 the halibut surveys have been done in a depth range of 20 to 275 fathoms where most of the fishing was taking place. But that’s been changing. [email protected] 15:17