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Halibut

Management, Overfishing, & Alaskan Halibut

How do we implement fair and effective management measures?

Overfishing is a problem in most fisheries around the world as the global fleet has become too large for the oceans to sustain. In the Alaskan halibut fishery, people seem to have learned from history and have implemented a quota system to temper the demand being placed on the fish they target.