It was unusually quiet along the waterfront as the 2013 halibut fishery got under way last Saturday.
Most of the first fish landed go to Homer, Kodiak and Petersburg, and processors there said there wasn't the usual chatter.
Catch limits have been slashed again this year, the fleet is unhappy about having onboard observers for the first time, and processors are not getting much interest from buyers. The term heard a lot is "halibut fatigue."
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National Fisherman Live: 2/26/15
In this episode, National Fisherman's Online Editor Leslie Taylor speaks with Rick Constantine, vice president of marketing, Acme United Corporation, about Cuda corrosion resistant knives.
National Fisherman Live: 2/24/15
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March date set for disaster aid dispersal
Oregon LNG project could disrupt fishing
NOAA tweaks gear marking requirement
N.C. launches first commercial/recreational dock
Spiny lobster traps limits not well received
Today Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) introduced legislation to extend a permanent exemption for incidental runoff from small commercial fishing boats.
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