Monday, December 9, 2013

Halibut catch sharing plan: 'It's a go'

The federal government has approved the halibut catch sharing plan.

"It's a go," said Julie Speegle, spokeswoman for the National Marine Fisheries Service in Juneau.

The final rule is to be published soon in the Federal Register, and will contain no surprises, Speegle said.

The catch sharing plan establishes a clear allocation of halibut between the rival charter and commercial fleets.

With the federal approval, the plan can take effect in 2014, Speegle said.


Anonymous said...

My condolences to all..................

Anonymous said...

It is no surprise that those that bought IFQs are SOL. I sold mine 2 years ago. I know what its like to pay for a dead horse I have a PWS herring permit that bought back in 94!