Pacific Halibut Biomass Still Low, But Signs of Recruitment Positive as IPHC Nears Annual Meeting
A hopeful sign of recruitment seen in the 2012 year-class, or 9-year old Pacific halibut signaled the best news the industry has heard in recent years at the Interim Meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) last week.
Dr. Ian Stewart presented the results from the summer survey and data modeling, adding that “The 2012 year-class now appears stronger than 2006-2011 and is projected to mature over the next approximately 3 years, but the magnitude remains uncertain.”
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