SEAFOODNEWS.COM [Opinion], March 31, 2015
By Bill Hayes (part 1)
Bill Hayes is captain on the Vaerdal, a 124-foot catcher processor owned by United States Seafoods, one of the larger companies in the Amendment 80 Coop. As the Council begins working on draft documents about halibut by catch, a number of Amendment 80 Captains have been publicly testifying about their need for halibut and their view of the history of their halibut bycatch allocations. The Opinion piece below, which we will run in two parts, is based on Bill Hayes’ testimony before the council in January.