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IPHC Media Release 2021-011 Commencement of the 2021 Commercial Fishing Period for Pacific Halibut

05 March 2021

SEATTLE – The commercial fishing period for Pacific halibut commences Saturday 6 March 2021 at 1200h local time.

The following fisheries will open on this date:

  • the Canadian Individual Vessel Quota (IVQ) fishery in IPHC Regulatory Area 2B;
  • the U.S.A. Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) and Community Development Quota (CDQ) fisheries in IPHC Regulatory Areas 2C, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B and 4CDE.
  • the tribal fisheries in IPHC Regulatory Area 2A.

The IPHC Pacific Halibut Fishery Regulations (2021) are available at

The IPHC would like to take this opportunity to wish all stakeholders a safe and successful 2021 commercial Pacific halibut fishing period.

For further information, please contact the IPHC Secretariat at or 206.634.1838.

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


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