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Commercial halibut season in full swing on North Island
The commercial halibut season is in full swing now on the North Island. Ocean Explorer brought about 40,000 pounds to Cove Fisheries on Saturday morning, where the skilled, hard-working staff sorted and tagged the valuable fish. Here, Cove Fisheries worker Bill McConochie poses with one of the larger halibut to come in that day. See more photos in Wednesdays edition of The North Island Gazette.