Development and Evolution of the Alaska Halibut and Sablefish Fisheries

April 01, 2018

NOAA Technical Memorandum NMFS-F/AKR-17

This Technical Memo describes and analyzes the evolution of the Alaska region Pacific halibut (Hippoglossusstenolepis) and sablefish (Anoplopomafimbria) fisheries over the past 125 years. The development of these fisheries spans seven eras, each characterized by unique opportunities, challenges, and management innovations. The figures presented herein illustrate how these fish populations and fisheries have fluctuated in response to historical events that include the amount of fishing but also other aspects that have affectedthe fisheries

Last updated by Alaska Regional Office on 10/25/2018