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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 https://www.iphc.int/the-commission/fishery-regulations.

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 Secretariat@iphc.int or 206.634.1838.

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