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2A Incidental Commercial Halibut Fishery During the Limited Entry, Fixed Gear Sablefish Fishery Print E-mail
Wednesday, 26 August 2015 00:00

The 2015 total allowable incidental commercial catch of halibut allocated to the limited entry, fixed gear sablefish fishery, which operates in Area 2A north of Point Chehalis, Washington, is 10,347 pounds. Incidental catch of halibut in the sablefish fishery was allowed beginning April 1. Recent projections indicate that the allocation has been harvested. Fishers participating in this fishery will be prohibited from retaining any Pacific halibut effective 12:01 AM on September 1, 2015 and for the remainder of the 2015 season.

 Due to the short notice nature of this notification, it is posted to our website only, and no paper copy has been mailed out.

  

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Bruce M. Leaman

Executive Director

Phone: (206) 634-1838

Fax:     (206) 632-2983


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Last Updated on Thursday, 27 August 2015 10:12
 
Area 2A Incidental Commercial Halibut Fishery During the Salmon Troll Season Closing Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:43

The total allowable incidental commercial catch of halibut allocated to the Area 2A salmon troll fishery is 29,035 pounds. Incidental catch of halibut in the salmon troll fishery was allowed beginning April 1. Recent projections indicate the allocation has been harvested. The Area 2A incidental commercial halibut fishery during the salmon troll season will close at 11:59 PM on August 20, 2015. Vessels in possession of any Pacific halibut must cease fishing for salmon until all Pacific halibut have been offloaded. All Pacific halibut must be landed and delivered no later than 11:59 PM Friday, August 21, 2015.

For more information, please visit the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/mrp/salmon/updatesnew.asp (8/19/15, Action Notice 2 of 3).


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Bruce M. Leaman
Executive Director
Phone: (206) 634-1838
Fax: (206) 632-2983

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Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 14:48
 
2015 Halibut Landing Report No. 5 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 19 August 2015 09:40

Quota Share Commercial Fisheries Update

The 2015 quota share halibut fisheries opened on March 14. It is estimated that the following commercial landings, in pounds and numbers, were made in the Alaskan IFQ fishery through August 17, 2015 and in the British Columbian IVQ fishery through August 16, 2015.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 August 2015 09:54
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2015 Interim Meeting and 2016 Annual Meeting Announcements Print E-mail
Wednesday, 12 August 2015 08:10

CALLS FOR REGULATORY AND CATCH LIMIT PROPOSALS
2015 INTERIM MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT
2016 ANNUAL MEETING ANNOUNCEMENT

This IPHC News Release includes:

  • Invitations to submit regulatory and catch limit proposals for consideration at the 2016 Annual Meeting
  • The announcement of the 2015 Interim Meeting, and
  • The announcement of the 2016 Annual Meeting
Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 August 2015 07:48
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California Sport Fishery Closing Print E-mail
Tuesday, 11 August 2015 12:17

The preliminary catch for California’s Pacific halibut sport fishery through August 9 was estimated to be 19,316 pounds. After taking into consideration recent catch trends and weather forecasts, fishery managers project that the remaining 5,904 pounds will be taken during the period of August 10-12. As a result, the 2015 Pacific halibut sport fishery in California will be closed for the remainder of the season effective August 13.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 12:23
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Area 2A Incidental Commercial Halibut Fishery During the Salmon Troll Season Print E-mail
Thursday, 06 August 2015 07:44

The incidental commercial fishery catch limit of halibut allocated to the Area 2A salmon troll fishery in 2015 is 29,035 pounds. Landings of halibut are estimated at a total of 27,000 pounds (net weight) leaving an estimated 2,035 pounds to be harvested.

The following in-season action was taken to ensure the catch limit is not exceeded:

  1. Effective Friday, August 7, 2015 (12:01 a.m.) retention of Pacific halibut by IPHC licensed salmon troll vessels in Area 2A is limited to one Pacific halibut per four Chinook, except one Pacific halibut may be possessed or landed without meeting the ratio requirement, and no more than two halibut may be possessed or landed per trip.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 12:23
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