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Reserve First of Season 2014 Alaskan Halibut!

F/V Cherokee

F/V Cherokee – one of the vessels in our Sitka Producer Co-op

Alaskan Halibut Season opens Wide on March 8th. Fish will be hitting the dock all weekend. SeafoodsS.com has already secured Halibut that triples the weight of last year’s opener for our customers. We will have the fish that those customers have reserved. We are not a speculative purchasing entity. SeafoodS.com is a need-driven sourcing provider. Allow us to build a program for you.

We are currently accepting pre-orders for Alaskan Halibut!

Call today (877.710.3467), contact your Account Specialist, or simply reply to this email to secure your first order. We anticipate the first fish will ship in the earliest part of the week. Allow SeafoodS.com to supply your Alaskan Halibut Program directly from the Fishermen.

Quality product, expert service, and menu profitability is our guarantee.

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2014 Halibut Quotas

Fins Still Moving

Fins Still Moving

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) completed its 90th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA on January 17, with Dr. James Balsiger of Juneau, Alaska, presiding as Chair. More than 250 halibut industry stakeholders attended the meeting, with over 60 more participating via the web. All of the Commission’s public and administrative sessions during the meeting were open to the public and broadcast on the web.

 The Commission is recommending to the governments of Canada and the United States catch limits for 2014 totaling 27,515,000 pounds. The Commission is responding to stock challenges with a risk-based precautionary approach and review of the current harvest policy to ensure the best possible advice. Accordingly, it has set catch limits that should achieve a lower coastwide harvest rate than the 2013 catch limits of 31,028,000 pounds. The Commission also addressed other regulatory issues and took actions regarding assessment survey expansion, bycatch management, and follow-up from the 2012 IPHC performance review.

The Commission approved a season of March 8 – November 7, 2014, for the U.S. and Canadian Individual Quota fisheries. Seasons will commence at noon local time on March 8 and terminate at noon local time on November 7, 2014.


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will be your most discerning and direct point of distribution this coming season. We ship directly from the fishermen and the quality is unsurpassed in the marketplace!


MONSTER HALIBUT

80UP Halibut - Oceannaire Dallas

60UP Alaskan Halibut – Oceanaire Dallas

80UP Halibut - Bonnell's Fine Dining

80UP Alaskan Halibut – Bonnell’s Fine Dining

They always say everything is bigger and better in Texas… If you don’t believe that by now, check out these Alaskan Halibut that Oceanaire Dallas and Bonnell’s Fine Dining in Fort Worth received last week. If you want to brag about monster slobberknockers like these on your facebook page, give us a call!! We’ve got them all day, every day from the icy waters of the Sitka Sound direct to your front door…

What can be said about Alaskan Halibut that you haven’t heard from your own voice while eating it?? MMMMMMMM usually sums it up. The thick, translucent fillet offers a culinary canvas that is rivaled by only a handful of other species. The Alaskan Halibut is one of the most recognized food fish in Fine Dining across the United States. The applications of Alaskan Halibut are limitless and one that you can “experiment” with all available resources. Alaskan Halibut boasts some of the highest fat contents in any “white” fish. This translates to extreme moisture, silkiness, and perfect texture. SeafoodS.com is dedicated to being your Number One Resource for the very best and freshest Alaskan Halibut available in the marketplace.


Market Report: Pacific Halibut Quotas Drop Again

Pacific Halibut Fishing

Pacific Halibut Fishing

The 2013 Pacific Halibut season is fast approaching and will run from March 22 through November 7. According to a January 26 report from the Anchorage Daily News, Halibut quotas fell 7.5% to 31 million pounds, which is still much less than the predicted 30% decline that many fishermen feared. Alaska’s allotted catch is 23 million pounds, down 2.5 million pounds from 2012. The International Pacific Halibut Commission expressed concerns about the impact of over fishing and habitat destruction and felt that it was extremely important to balance fishermen’s economics with the future of the halibut population.

The Commission addressed several other regulatory proposals, none of which were approved. Some of these regulations include the manner in which the fish are caught, new regulations of fishing waters, and reducing bycatch mortality rates. Many of the new proposals were not approved due mostly to the difficulties and problems with enforcing the new regulations.

While halibut fleets have seen their catches cut by almost 70% over the past few years the allowable bycatch limit still tops over 5 million pounds in the Gulf of Alaska alone. The commissioners urged stakeholders to take a more active role in pressuring government and management agencies to adopt the best practices in reducing bycatch mortality rates over the next several years.  The halibut managers outlined projects to be undertaken by a new “team” focused on better understanding the effects of bycatch and looking at new options to reduce bycatch and mitigating it’s effects.

Here at SeafoodS.com, we are reading everything we can get our hands on to understand what is in store for the 2013 Halibut Season. We are committed to being your trusted adviser, and you can bet we will have your halibut solution this year!