IPHC Meets Virtually Nov. 30-Dec. 1

Image: International Pacific Halibut Commission. The 98th International Pacific Halibut Commission interim meeting is underway online Nov. 30 and Dec. 1, with all sessions to be webcast and open to the public. Topics up for discussion include fishery monitoring, stock status of Pacific halibut for 2022 and the 2023 harvest decision table, project updates on […]

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New Halibut Catch Sharing Plan Proposed for IPHC Area 2A

Image via International Pacific Halibut Commission. NOAA Fisheries has published a proposed rule in the Federal Register to create a permitting system for the Pacific halibut commercial and recreational charter halibut fisheries in International Pacific Halibut Commission Regulatory Area 2A offshore of Washington Oregon and California. The action would also establish a regulatory framework for […]

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NMFS Extends Pacific Halibut Bycatch Retention in Oregon, Washington, California

Image via National Marine Fisheries Service. The National Marine Fisheries Service, aka NOAA Fisheries, has agreed in consultation with the states of Oregon, Washington and California has agreed to new rules for retention of Pacific halibut incidental harvests in the commercial troll salmon season in those states. Under current regulations, retention of Pacific halibut bycatch […]

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NMFS Extends Pacific Halibut Bycatch Retention in Oregon, Washington, California

Image via National Marine Fisheries Service. The National Marine Fisheries Service, aka NOAA Fisheries, has agreed in consultation with the states of Oregon, Washington and California has agreed to new rules for retention of Pacific halibut incidental harvests in the commercial troll salmon season in those states. Under current regulations, retention of Pacific halibut bycatch […]

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