Is the material below, posted over in the Freshwater Fishing forum, accurate:
In February of this year, about 35[percent]; of the halibut charter fleet in Alaska was eliminated by a federally mandated moratorium. Now, in addition to that, a Catch Sharing Plan has been submitted that will take away as much as 40% more of the available halibut quota from the sport fleet (a 70% reduction overall). Right now, recreational fishermen (that means you and me) are allowed two fish per day of any size. If the rule passes and you use the services of a guide, your daily limit will drop to one fish per day- and possibly even less, if the maximum size limit is enforced.
The share taken from sport fishing interests (again, you and me) is reallocated to the commercial share,meaning this proposed ruling does NOT conserve halibut. It would only redistribute fishing rights from individuals and charters to commercial fleets and fisheries. (emphasis added)