Slow fishing, but strong prices for 2022 Pacific halibut season

Fishermen unloading a catch of Pacific halibut.

Despite a slower fishing season thus far, 2022 is still being described as a strong year for Pacific halibut.

As of mid-November, Pacific halibut landings had reached 25.5 million pounds, according to an International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) report. With fishing set to close on 7 December, only 77 percent of the annual catch limit of 33.18 million pounds had been caught as of 15 November, according to the report.

The latest numbers published by the IPHC show that fishing is below pace …

Photo courtesy of NOAA

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