Age-0 Pacific halibut
(31.8-40.2 cm TL) were captured with a beam trawl from Chiniak Bay, Kodiak Island, AK (57[degrees]40'N, 152[degrees]30'W) and shipped to the Hatfield Marine Science Center.
(9) He conducted the first comprehensive studies of the Pacific halibut
, Hippoglossus stenolepis, and laid the scientific foundation for the subsequent management of this resource in the 1930's by the International Fisheries Commission (now the International Pacific Halibut
Commission), which he then directed.
There are four kinds of Hippoglossus stenolepis (Pacific halibut
) fisheries in Alaska commercial, guided, non-guided and subsistence.
Marine zone: All-depth Pacific halibut
fishing on the central coast closed Friday because its harvest quota was within 1,000 pounds of being reached.
Arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias) has had the highest abundance of any groundfish species in the Gulf of Alaska since the 1970s (Matarese et al., 2003; Turnock et al., 2005; Blood et al., 2007); however, commercial catches have been restricted because Pacific halibut
(Hippoglossus stenolepis) are caught as bycatch in the fishery.
Thompson left the state agency in 1925 to become the Director of Investigations of the newly formed International Fisheries Commission (now the International Pacific Halibut
Commission), which was charged with managing the Pacific halibut
, Hippoglossus stenolepis.
But Alverson believes the North Pacific halibut
industry is in better shape to withstand the market onslaught.
Fishing for Pacific halibut
will be open Thursday through Saturday at all depths.
Three experiments were conducted in the northern Gulf of Alaska using tags placed on 1) Pacific halibut
in outdoor aquaria, 2) a fixed mooring line at various depths and 3) wild Pacific halibut
Despite the fluctuating TAC and surging prices, the Alaskan halibuts find their place in the menu of prominent restaurants, whereas the demand for Pacific halibut
is soaring in the sea food menu of the fine-dine restaurants.
The management regime requires that wild Pacific halibut
landings only take place at approved landing ports and all landings are monitored by a government -- designated dockside validator.
For example, some rationalization programs (such as the Pacific Halibut
and Sablefish IFQ Program) have had explicit management goals of retaining a local owner/operator fleet.