2016 HALIBUT LANDING REPORT NO. 6

Quota Share Commercial Fisheries Update

The 2016 quota share halibut fisheries opened on 19 March 2016. It is estimated that the following commercial landings, in pounds and numbers, were made in the Alaskan IFQ and CDQ fisheries through 22 September 2016 and in the British Columbian IVQ fishery through 20 September 2016.

CALIFORNIA SPORT FISHERY CLOSING

The preliminary catch for California’s Pacific halibut sport fishery through 18 September was estimated to be 27,846 pounds. After taking into consideration recent catch trends and weather forecasts, fishery managers project that the remaining 1,794 pounds will be taken during the period of 22-23 September. As a result, the 2016 Pacific halibut sport fishery in California will be closed for the remainder of the season effective 24 September.

CALLS FOR REGULATORY AND CATCH LIMIT PROPOSALS
2016 INTERIM MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
2017 ANNUAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

This IPHC News Release includes:

  • Invitations to submit regulatory and catch limit proposals for consideration at the 2017 Annual Meeting
  • The announcement of the 2016 Interim Meeting, and
  • The announcement of the 2017 Annual Meeting

The International Pacific Halibut Commission announces that Dr. David Wilson has become its seventh Executive Director, succeeding Dr. Bruce Leaman as of August 2016. 

Quota Share Commercial Fisheries Update

The 2016 quota share halibut fisheries opened on March 19. It is estimated that the following commercial landings, in pounds and numbers, were made in the Alaskan IFQ and CDQ fisheries and in the British Columbian IVQ fishery through August 22, 2016.

ATTENTION BAIT SUPPLIERS AND SALMON PROCESSORS
Bait Needed for 2017 IPHC Stock Assessment Survey
230,000 pounds semi-bright chum salmon
Contact IPHC by August 19th, 2016

 

The International Pacific Halibut Commission is acquiring bait for the 2017 stock assessment survey. Due to the scientific nature of the study, IPHC bait quality requirements and standardization exceed those normally provided by industry as bait chums.