Alaska & Pacific Halibut
Quota cut should hold halibut price up;
weaker yen to affect blackcod fortunes
As the longline gear splashed into the water for the 2012 season, halibut and blackcod fishermen found ex-vessel prices slightly below where they were when the season closed last year.
From U.S. Coast Guard reports
One sunny, midsummer's morning, a 44-foot, Dixon-built lobster boat was steaming approximately 6 miles off the Maine coast. The skipper, who was working alone, had just set several strings of gear. As he pointed the bow south to check his remaining pots, he smelled fresh diesel fumes. He instantly backed off the throttle, quickly scanned the horizon for other boat traffic, then went below to investigate the odor's source.
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