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IPHC Media Release 2022-007 Notification of IPHC Fishery-Independent Setline Survey (FISS) 2022 Contract Awards

5 May 2022

SEATTLE – The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is chartering longline vessels to conduct its Fishery-Independent Setline Survey (FISS) in 2022. The primary purpose of the FISS is to collect standardised fishery-independent data for use in our Pacific halibut stock assessment. This information is used to study aspects of the Pacific halibut resource such as growth, distribution, biomass, age composition, sexual maturity, and relative abundance of other species.

Please note that while IPHC does not plan to complete the remaining stations in Attu (61) and 4CDE North this year (40), we are still actively seeking bids for the following charter areas. For more information, please visit the Vessel Recruiting page. 

IPHC Regulatory AreaIPHC Charter RegionNumber of Stations
3AGore Point35
3APortlock40
3BSemidi27

2022 IPHC FISS Contract Awards

IPHC Regulatory AreaIPHC Charter RegionVesselLump Sum (USD)Share of Pacific halibutShare of non-viable bycatch
2AOregonPacific Surveyor$88,74510%50%
2AWashingtonPacific Surveyor$76,65510%50%
2BVancouverBold Pursuit$56,00010%$2,000 1
2BGoose IslandBold Pursuit$53,00010%$2,000 1
2BSt JamesPender Isle$54,00010%0%
2BCharlotteBold Pursuit$101,00010%$3,000 1
2CKetchikanVanisle$64,90010%50%
2COmmaneyVanisle$84,90010%50%
2CSitkaVanisle$74,90010%50%
3AFairweatherPender Isle$45,50010%50%
3AYakutatPender Isle$93,00010%50%
3APrince William SoundSt Nicholas$62,00010%50%
3AGore Point10%50%
3ASewardSt. Nicholas$57,50010%50%
3APortlock10%50%
3AAlbatrossDevotion$61,25010%50%
3AShelikofNorcoaster$110,00010%50%
3BTrinityDevotion$48,600010%50%
3BSemidi10%50%
3BChignikNorcoaster$105,00010%50%
3BShumaginNorcoaster$65,00010%50%
3BSanakStar Wars II$135,00010%50%
4AUnalaskaStar Wars II$200,00010%50%
4BAdakKema Sue$114,75010%50%
4BAttu (24 stations)Kema Sue$61,20010%50%
4BAttu (61 stations)
4CDE4CDE SouthKema Sue$139,20010%50%
4CDE4CDE CentralKema Sue$92,80010%50%
4CDE4CDE North

Note: Bycatch processing lump sum payments

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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