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New Politics of Fish Episode: Novel Halibut Quota Approach in Alaska with Andy Mezirow

The newest episode of the Politics of Fish features an interview with Andy Mezirow, a Charter Captain and Member of the North Pacific Fishery Management Council. In the episode, Andy details why the charter sector was willing to buy halibut from the commercial sector and explains the Recreational Quota Entity, which facilitates the purchase and transfer of quota. Andy led efforts to reform the halibut quota system in the Gulf of Alaska and discusses how the rest of the country could adopt similar approaches to halibut management.

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