It's the time of year when Alaska's fishery meetings kick into high gear — with five set for this week alone.

The industry got a first glimpse of potential 2015 halibut catches when the International Pacific Halibut Commission convenes Dec. 2-3 in Seattle. It's been a wait and see attitude among fish circles — Will Alaska's catch limits again be reduced, down already 70 percent over a decade to just 16 million pounds? Or has the Pacific halibut stock started to rebound as some of the science indicates?

A who's who of experts hosted a what's what at the Ocean Acidification in Alaska workshop Dec. 2-3 at the Anchorage Marriott.

Satellite listening stations for the workshop are being made available around the state.

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