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2022 Commercial Halibut Season Is Set to Open

NOAA’s Office of Law Enforcement will conduct patrols during the upcoming commercial halibut fishing season.
June 13, 2022 - Feature Story ,
worker sorting halibut from commercial fishing vessel

New How-To Guide for Observer Trip Selection in Alaska

The new manual describes the web-based system where fishermen, managers, and observer providers interact to determine fisheries monitoring coverage.
November 22, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Fisheries observer taking fish measurements on the deck of a vessel A fisheries observer collects data aboard a partial-coverage fishing vessel in Alaska. Credit:NOAA Fisheries

A Sustainable Seafood Sampler from Coast to Coast

The United States has sustainable seafood choices for every occasion. Learn more about some regional favorites and find a new recipe for your next summer celebration.
May 19, 2021 - Feature Story ,
Table with fish and shellfish dishes An array of fish and shellfish dishes. Credit: iStock.

United States Acts Quickly to Assist Alaska For-Hire Operators

In response to COVID-19, the United States delegation to the International Pacific Halibut Commission recently worked on behalf of the Alaska charter fishing sector to liberalize key charter fishing halibut measures.
June 03, 2020 - Feature Story ,
Pacific halibut on ocean floor

Alaska Charter Halibut Operators: Don’t Forget to Register Your Charter Halibut Permit

There’s a new 2020 Charter Halibut Permit annual registration requirement.
January 30, 2020 - Feature Story ,
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Fines Issued for North Pacific Halibut Act Fisheries Violation in Alaska

NOAA has issued a Notice of Violation and Assessment to a resident of Wrangell, Alaska, and Sylver Fishing Company in the amount of $17,600 for the failure to offload and report all Pacific halibut caught on an Individual Fishing Quota fishing trip.
December 20, 2019 - Feature Story ,

On Your Mark, Get Set, Go Catch Halibut!

NOAA Fisheries Law Enforcement will conduct patrols during the very short commercial Pacific halibut season to ensure fishery sustainability.
June 26, 2019 - Feature Story ,
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7 Reasons Why Size Matters for Halibut

Alaskan halibut are a remarkable fish. They can grow to be very large, and the bigger they are the better!
May 14, 2019 - Feature Story ,

NOAA Officers to Conduct Patrols During Halibut Fishing Opening

With a short halibut season, OLE hopes to assist with compliance to ensure fishery sustainability.
June 26, 2018 - Feature Story ,

North Pacific Observer Program Reporting

Alaska Fisheries Science Center Quarterly Report
July 01, 2015 - Feature Story ,