Higher catch limits for halibut recommended – Seattle Times

Well, it seems good news that the numbers of halibut are healthy enough to increase catch limits. But the more interesting backstory is covered in the comments on this story. If you are into fishing, commercial or sport, you might want to read up on the math discussion and who is stonewalling the change to the by-catch.

The International Pacific Halibut Commission has recommended 2015 catch limits of 29.2 million pounds for the prized flat fish in U.S. and Canadian waters, a 6 percent increase from last year’s limits. Hal Bernton reports. (Seattle Times)

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