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By Tommy Wells
Seward Phoenix Log 

Seward ranked No. 2 in latest halibut report


When it comes to landing that trophy halibut, Seward ranks among the best in the state, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s latest report. The city ranks No. 2 in the latest NOAA Catch and Landings report.

Based on NOAA data, Seward recorded the second-highest total in pounds in the state through June 12. With 164 recorded vessel landings, the city had recorded 1,070, 460 pounds of halibut. Only Kodiak, with a total of 1,361,751 recorded more pounds.

Petersburg sat at No. 3 in the NOAA list, bringing in 1,034,765. Sitka (790,870) and Homer (775,609) rounded out the state’s top five ports for halibut catches.

While Seward was second in total pounds of halibut harvested, it ranked No. 1 in the total pounds of sablefish brought to the dock. According to the NOAA report, Seward has landed 2,294,593 pounds as of June 12. Sitka was a distant second in the sablefish race, catching 2,028,500. Kodiak was third at 1,187,221.


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