quote:Originally posted by PNW
One of my primary concerns regarding the impending halibut allocation meetings is these draggers that work in the shallow banks off of Barkley Sound. They seem to operate in 50-70 fathoms. When they come through, you can forget about coming back with your rods and reels as they will change a productive Halibut hole to a lifeless wasteland in a matter of a few passes with those big nets.
Where do these draggers fit in to the picture? How much of a role does their indiscriminate fishing practice on our shallow halibut banks effect the current halibut situation?