94 Years of Management
On 2 March, 1923, Canadian Minister of Marine and Fisheries Ernest LaPointe and U.S. Secretary of State Charles Evans Hughes sign the "Convention for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the Northern Pacific Ocean." The treaty establishes an international commission to regulate the northern Pacific halibut fishery, where fish stocks have declined rapidly since large-scale commercial fishing began in 1888. The Pacific Halibut Convention marks two significant firsts: it is both the first treaty signed by the Dominion of Canada on its own behalf (previously Great Britain also signed Canadian treaties) and it is the first international agreement anywhere aimed at conservation of an ocean fish stock. The pioneering conservation effort will prove highly successful as regulations imposed by what becomes the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) allow the depleted halibut population to rebound significantly.
- Halibut Commission completes 2017 Annual Meeting (AM03)
- IPHC requests bids for the 2017 Fishery-Independent Setline Surveys
- IPHC Seminar Series 17-3: Population structure and sex determination in Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) with Dr. Dan Drinan. March 15, 2017 at 11:00 am (PDT) [Webinar registration]
- IPHC seeks undergraduate intern for Summer 2017
- 2017 IPHC Annual Meeting - 23-27 January
- 2016 Report of Assessment and Research Activities
- Annual Report 2015
- Technical Report No. 60 - IPHC oceanographic data collection program 2000-2014
- Website Survey
- Pacific Halibut Fishery Regulations 2016
- Catch a Tag?
- Total Mortality: Accounting for and Managing All Pacific Halibut Removals (pdf)
- Mushy halibut reporting