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Alaska: Halibut=down; pollock=up; cod=up; sablefish=down; Sitka herring=up

FISH-With-Mic-Logo-GRAPHIC-303-x-400-e1360148757522Next year’s halibut catches will decrease again for all regions except Southeast Alaska, if managers follow the lead of their science advisors. The International Pacific Halibut Commission recommended a 2014 coast wide commercial catch of just under 25 million pounds, a 21 percent decrease from the 31 million pounds allowed for this year. Alaska’s share of the catch would be 18.7 million pounds. [email protected]  17:13