I have a question that has been nagging at me so here goes. It is my understanding that the halibut are owned by the people of the US. Is that true? If it is then how can they distribute the catch so unevenly?? Comfish gets a huge cut and the sportfishery that is made up of the people of the US who own the halibut get a very small fraction of the catch. That does not seem right. I agree we need to cut back on the harvest. It seems to me that the people of the US are taking it on the chin. When even bycatch has more take than sportfishing something is wrong. Dont charter boats just provide access to the resource they already own?