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Alaska's halibut and black cod harvest season opens Saturday

...of the Pacific halibut and more than 70 percent of the black cod harvested in the United States. The International Pacific Halibut Commission is responsible for setting the annual halibut harvest limit based on stock assessments and halibut biology...
Halibut harvests cut for 10th straight season

SEATTLE - Halibut fishermen will see another year of cuts under catch limits adopted Jan. 17 at the International Pacific Halibut Commission's annual meeting.Alaska's portion of the 2014 catch is about 19.7 million pounds, out of a coastwide...
Sportfish reps, NMFS agree one-fish limit isn't on table

...different in areas 2C, or Southeast, and 3A, the Central Gulf of Alaska.Under the proposed plan, the International Pacific Halibut Commission, or IPHC, would continue to set the overall catch limit each year, and the charter sector would receive...
Alaska Editorial: NMFS Alaska puts trawlers ahead of conservation halibut bycatch.Whiddon, at the time, was also putting his name forward for appointment to the International Pacific Halibut Commission on which Balsiger sits as the federal designee to the six-member U.S.-Canadian body.It might...
Public comment open on halibut catch sharing

...commercial and charter combined catch limit in each area. That limit would be determined annually by the International Pacific Halibut Commission.The plan would also authorize transfers of commercial halibut individual fishing quota to charter halibut...
Fishers' regulatory ideas sought by halibut rule makers

...fishers are encouraged to submit ideas for 2013 regulatory changes or management actions for review at the International Pacific Halibut Commission's annual meeting. Proposals may include season length, logbook, reporting measures, landing requirements...
Halibut charter restrictions start in Feb.

...fishermen in the same area captured the majority of the halibut - about 22 million pounds, according to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. "We're still going ahead with the program," said Rachel Baker, a Juneau-based fisheries specialist...
Fish & Game release 2009 halibut estimates and 2010 projections

...million pounds, in Area 3A, plus 4,679 fish in areas west of 3A. These estimates are also sent to the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Areas 2C and 3A encompass the majority of the sport harvest in Alaska. Contact reporter Jonathan Grass...
Halibut commission recommends further Area 2C quota cuts

The International Pacific Halibut Commission has made preliminary staff recommendations of again...want to be more informed," said Erickson. The International Pacific Halibut Commission did not return requests for comment by press time...
IPHC proposes slashing quotas in Area 2C

The International Pacific Halibut Commission has proposed lowering the overall U.S. and Canadian commercial halibut quotas. These cuts would be the most severe in Area...


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