The North Pacific Council has posted this two-page summary of the pending halibut catch sharing plan.
The summary appears to be an attempt to debunk some of the claims swirling around the controversial plan.
Here are a couple of key points:
• The catch sharing plan does not reallocate halibut, relative to recent harvest levels, from the charter to the commercial sector.
• Assertions that the plan will mean a one-fish daily bag limit in 2014 for Southcentral Alaska charter anglers are unfounded.
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