2017 Pacific Halibut Rule Released: Season Opens on March 11 as Planned
SEAFOODNEWS.COM [SeafoodNews] by Peggy Parker - March 3, 2017
The long awaited word arrived from both the State Department and the Commerce Department late yesterday that the Pacific halibut season would open on time this year.
Harvesters, processors, and buyers throughout the distribution chain were concerned that the season may be delayed due to a rule-making Executive Order and a regulatory freeze issued by the Trump administration. NOAA Fisheries administrators and staff were optimistic that the season would not be impacted, but could offer no guarantees...
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