Mushy halibut are coming in near Homer again this year. Ryan Ragan with the Alaska Department of Fish & Game said biologists are researching the affected areas thoroughly…
Ragan: “Should people be concerned about fishing in an area where there have been reports of mushy or chalky halibut – there is a difference – what we’re recommending is people look at the halibut when they get them on board, and if it doesn’t look like a healthy halibut, go ahead and safely release the fish back into the water. Part two of that is to move to another location.”
Testing conducted last year indicated a possible nutritional deficiency in the mushy fish.
For more, visit: Time to Reflect on Halibut Season, Gain Understanding.