Tom Gemmell / Commentary

Catch Sharing Plan = Certainty, Stability and Predictability

Heath Hilyard, the executive director of the Southeast Alaska Guides Organization, is right. The halibut catch sharing plan, or CSP, isn’t about conservation. It’s about managing the charter halibut resource responsibly so businesses can operate with more certainty. In fact, the plan was supported by the charter sector many times throughout the years for that precise reason. Why the hue and cry now? They want more fish.

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