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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for Feb. 2, 2015

...isn't going to be in a position to subsidize those links anytime soon.Thumbs up to halibut. The International Pacific Halibut Commission has announced the first increase in Alaska halibut quota in more than a decade. That's good news...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-02/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-f
Opinion
Emergency halibut bycatch cut sought

...biologists with the International Pacific Halibut Commission, or IPHC, estimate...members of the International Pacific Halibut Commission and manager of the...Pacific council and the International Pacific Halibut Commission, which overwhelmingly...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-12-26/emergency-halibut-bycatch-cut-sought
Outdoors
Halibut catch sees first increase in decade

JUNEAU - Fishermen in Alaska will have access to slightly more halibut this year than last.The International Pacific Halibut Commission voted Friday in Vancouver, British Columbia, for a total catch in Alaska of 21.215 million pounds...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2015-02-01/halibut-catch-sees-first-increase-decad
State | AK legislature
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...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2014-03-07/alaskas-halibut-and-black-cod-harves
Outdoors
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-01-29/halibut-harvests-cut-10th-straight-seas
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-09-08/sportfish-reps-nmfs-agree-one-fish-limi
State
Alaska Editorial: NMFS Alaska puts trawlers ahead of conservation

...in 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...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-06-23/alaska-editorial-nmfs-alaska-puts-tra
Opinion
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...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-06-27/public-comment-open-halibut-catch-shari
State
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...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-10-03/fishers-regulatory-ideas-sought-halibut
Local
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...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112310/sta_740466699.shtml
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