Halibut limit may cut trips short

Letter to the Editor

Posted: Monday, February 12, 2007

My wife and I have traveled to the Kenai Peninsula each summer for the past 17 years. Some summers we come up twice.

We love Alaska and both enjoy fishing of all types. I have been following the halibut controversy for the past several weeks very closely as I read three Alaska newspapers daily online. I can assure you that reducing the halibut limit to one fish will pretty much end our trips out in the Cook Inlet.

This is already a tough day’s fishing and between the cost, and the time and wear and tear on one’s body that it takes to make a trip out 20 to 30 miles in the inlet, I can assure you we will no longer be including halibut fishing on our fishing schedule. This will shorten our trips by several days and that will impact the economy of the peninsula for sure.

I would bet that we are not alone.

Bill Robbins

Long Beach, Calif.

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