Ok here is an idea i posted before but i think it has merit. This would be for NR fishing lic. Why not put a surcharge of 5.00 for a one day lic. 15.00 for a two week lic and 30.00 for a yearly lic. Also asign a per pound fee for bycatch. That would help address the elephant in the room. Take that money and BUY out some comfish IFQ's for halibut. Do NOT resell them. To buy the IFQ's simply do a reverse auction where you start out at 1.00 a pound and keep goin up in price until some one sells. no one would be forced to sell. Granted it may take a while to really impact the fishery but it would over time. No one would be forced out. fewer commercial halibut would be on the market driving the price up so that would be good for the comfish fleet. I think it would be good for all inolved. It would be a pretty pain free way to keep more halibut in the ocean. It would also be an incentive to cut bycatch. BUY back the IFQ's and NOT Lease them so it would be a forever fix.