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Letter: The unbearable lightness of halibut

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
    | Opinion
  • Updated: July 12
  • Published July 12

I have always enjoyed Christine Cunningham's effervescent enthusiasm for her dogs and the wilderness. One thing amazed me about her piece on halibut.
I read the piece expecting a mention of the increasing number of small fish, and the lack of those honking big halibut of not long ago. It was common then to see the derby winner a fish of way more than a hundred pounds. A 60-pound fish was considered small, even for a beginner like myself.

Now, when cod and salmon numbers are failing and sea mammals we never had in Alaska waters before are showing up, this is another death knell for the oceans. Sad.
— Kelli Mahoney
Wasilla

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