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Fisheries

Fisheries

Ocean conditions affecting fisheries Ocean conditions, likely related to climate change, are beginning to affect Alaska sheries in a signi cant way. The International Halibut Commission will meet Jan. 22-26 in Portland, Ore. to hear scientists explain a drop in halibut numbers by 23 percent and the halibut biomass by 10 percent, which the commission use as a basis for an expected 20 percent cut in commercial harvests. Water temperatures are blamed. Pacific cod harvests in the Gulf of Alaska…

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