In the great debate to save the orcas, the apex predator is missing
A New Warm-Water ‘Blob’ Emerges in the Gulf of Alaska
The other is to work on ways to reduce “bycatch,” which is when you’re trying to land a different fish and instead accidentally catch a chinook.
Second Consecutive Year of Halibut Stock Decline
The new “blob” could affect weather and fisheries in Southeast Alaska, but scientists said it doesn’t appear as strong as the first one in 2013.
The IPHC stock status report called Fishery Independent Setline Survey (FISS) shows a second consecutive year of decrease in Halibut stock, representing a 7% decrease overall from the 2017 levels.