As we watch the halibut decline in size and numbers the Kodiak hard on the bottom drag fleet continues to destroy this high value resource:
Many of the low value species targeted by draggers are taking huge amounts of super valuable halibut. Also note the chronic offenders. Tows refers to the actual number of observed tows. American No.1 with a 20% bycatch rate for junk fish like arrowtooth is terrible, and the American No.1 has huge capacity. Survival rate for these halibut is next to zero.
Keep yer head down and yer flippers wet.