Halibut Survey Called a “Resounding Success”
This is Alaska Fish Radio. I’m Laine Welch –
A “resounding success” is how scientists summed up this summer’s Pacific halibut survey despite it being shortened and scaled down a bit due to the Covid pandemic.
The so-called fishery-independent setline survey (FISS) uses standardized methods to track trends in the Pacific halibut stock which ranges from the west coast and British Columbia to the far reaches of the Bering Sea.
This summer 11 longline vessels took halibut scientists aboard for two months to fish at 898 survey stations, down 30% from the...
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