While many news sources heralded the annual opening of the Halibut Fishery, few mentioned the blizzard like conditions and Storm force winds that stunned manys boats this year, leaving them in frozen harbors.
Alaska is home to over 75% of the wild Pacific halibut and over 70% of the wild black cod caught in the U.S.; in other words, we have plenty of it. Halibut is harvested exclusively in Alaska’s pure, pristine waters with longline gear; black cod is harvested by longline and pots.
Alaska halibut and black cod, and in fact all seafood from Alaska, are wild and sustainable seafood choices. In fact, Alaska is the only state in the nation to have sustainability language written into its Constitution.