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IPHC Media Release 2020-027 Invitation to the 8th Special Session of the IPHC (SS08)

02 September 2020

SEATTLE – The IPHC is pleased to invite all interested parties to attend the 8th Special Session of the IPHC (SS08), which will be held on 17 September 2020 from 13:00-16:00 hrs.

The special session is to be held following requests from Canada for in-season regulatory changes as described below:

Commercial and recreational Pacific halibut fishery changes in response to COVID-19 for Area 2B: Commercial and recreational fisheries for Pacific halibut have experienced disruptions to fishing opportunities and markets, and are proposing sector-specific management responses for consideration by DFO and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). The proposals are:

  1. The commercial fishery is seeking a season extension, changing the closure from 15 November 2020 to 20 February, 2021;
  2. The recreational fishery is seeking an underage carryover provision that would allow 10% of this year’s recreational TAC, if uncaught, to be added to the recreational TAC in 2021.

The meeting will be held via the go-to-meeting platform with a link to be added to the meeting page immediately prior to the session.

SS08 meeting page:

IPHC Secretariat
International Pacific Halibut Commission
2320 W. Commodore Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98199-1287
206-634-1838 |


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