73 FR 78276, December 22, 2008. Proposed rule to limit the harvest of Pacific halibut by guided sport charter vessel anglers in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Area 2C of Southeast Alaska to one halibut per day. Comment period through January 21, 2009.
Now this is only for the Charter Business but at one a day there will be some charters going out of business.
I think they need to limit the size of fish not amount, keep taking the females out of the pool, females being the big 100+ halibut and the fishing will drop. I bet the 250 pound fish kept, gets wasted freezer burnt and trown. I know lots of people who toss 100 ponds of salmon each spring so they can re-fill the freezer?