Pacific halibut in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska

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Edited by: Michael J. MacPaul A. OplerCatherine E. Puckett Haecker, and Peter D. Doran



The Pacific halibut is a large (up to 3 meters long) predatory fish in the flatfish family. Glacier Bay National Park is the site of extensive and controversial commercial halibut fisheries that began before the park was established in 1925. These fisheries continue despite prohibitive regulations, including the Wilderness Act and National Park Service regulations. Today, more than 70 commercial boats (1991 and 1992 data) harvest between 136,200 and 181,600 kilograms of Pacific halibut per year within the park

Additional publication details

Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Pacific halibut in Glacier Bay National Park, Alaska
ISBN 016053285X
Year Published 1998
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Alaska Science Center
Description 3 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype Other Report
Larger Work Title Status and trends of the nation's biological resources
First page 712
Last page 714
Country United States
State Alaska
Other Geospatial Glacier Bay National Park