How Throwing the Big Ones Back Could Keep Halibut Fishery on a Roll

You’ve heard of throwing back the little fish — what about throwing back the big ones?

That’s the question researchers are asking in a Canadian study on the survival rate of large Atlantic halibut released after being caught by commercial fishing fleets.

This is not an academic exercise. It could lead to a maximum size limit for halibut, a valuable groundfish in Atlantic Canada.

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