In addition to the standard reports on the status of major fisheries, catch/effort data, and cumulative groundfish tag recoveries, the 1968 report focused on the developing hake fishery and international fishery issues. A new agreement with the Soviet Union lessened the presence of the Soviet fishing fleet off the coast. The effects of changes in Washington State's former size limits for ling cod, Dover sole, English sole and petrale sole was noted. Cooperative work on aging petrale sole was initiated.
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