IPHC chips away at halibut quota
The general sentiment in the Pacific Northwest halibut industry is relief. Yes, the 2010 quota is down, as expected, but not as low as initially feared.
Still, a 6.3 percent reduction in halibut landings will have a moderate to significant impact on fresh halibut supplies and prices, which more than likely will rise, especially in the days after the 6 March kickoff. Fishing is scheduled to run through mid-November.
At its annual meeting in Seattle in early February, the International Pacific H…