Halibut and black cod fisheries get off to slow start


The halibut and black cod fisheries got underway last weekend, and deliveries have been sparse so far. Prices were comparable to early deliveries for the last couple years, with the first load of halibut delivered in Homer selling for $6.50 straight. There have been no black cod deliveries so far statewide.

As of Tuesday there had been seven deliveries in Area 3A, central Gulf of Alaska, totalling 12,784 pounds, and four deliveries in Area 2C, Southeast, totalling 28,784. No landings were reported in any other areas.

Homer fleet manager for Copper River Seafoods, Jackie Eisenberg, said they bought the load delivered in Homer, and they paid that price because

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