Competing fleets have waged a halibut war for many years around the Gulf of Alaska.
Now federal regulators are working, again, on a potential resolution to the conflict.
It's called a "catch sharing plan." It would allocate halibut between the commercial and charter boat sectors.
The National Marine Fisheries Service is inviting public comment on the plan, and today issued this press release.
Deckboss, of course, takes no position. Other than he hopes the regulators this time succeed in settling this tiresome fight. I'm frankly worn out writing about it.
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