Prince William Sound Charter Boat Association President Mel Groves operates Halibut Grove Charters in Valdez with his son Seth. Groves is concerned about regulations affecting the halibut fishing industry here in Valdez and compiled information to share with the community.
To read the editorial and find information on what PWSCBA is doing and how you can help, click here.
A 264 pound halibut reeled in by Calvin Carr just a week before the end of the Valdez Halibut Derby held on to take the $15,000 first place prize at the close of the derby Sunday. Carr caught his halibut aboard the Otter Dodger on August 26th. A group of about 70 gathered at the Elks Lodge for the awards ceremony and to watch the truck drawing.
Check out our list of the 2012 top 50 winners for the Women's Silver Salmon Derby, including photos and fish weights. A big thanks to all of our fun loving fisherwomen. See ya next year!
Here's a brief audio clip of the 2012 Kids Pink Salmon Derby champion, Theron Lee. Nice work!
Take a look at our Picasa photo album of 2012 derby participants!
|Kids' Derby Photos 2012|
The Valdez Fish Derbies engages in projects to benefit anglers and our community. In 2008, we purchased fish carts for the harbor. In 2009, in conjunction with other non-profits, we purchased portable picnic tables for events. Previous projects include purchase of new halibut hanging racks, buying and setting up of scales for public use.