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IPHC-2024-MR-001 Completion of the 100th Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM100)

26 January 2024

SEATTLE – The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) completed its 100th Annual Meeting (AM100) held in Anchorage, Alaska, U.S.A. from 22-26 January 2024 with decisions on total mortality limits, fishing period dates, and other fishery regulation changes. A total of 221 members of the public attended the meeting either in-person (124) or remotely (97), in addition to six (6) Commissioners, and 14 Contracting Party advisors/experts.        

The Commission adopted the TCEY mortality limits for each IPHC Regulatory Area as shown in Table 1.

 The adopted mortality limits for each Contracting Party represent a 4.57% decrease from 2023.

 Table 1. Adopted TCEY mortality limits for 2024

Contracting Party

IPHC Regulatory Area

Mortality limit (TCEY) (mlbs)

Mortality limit (TCEY) (metric tonnes)

Canada Total: 2B

6.47

2,934.74

USA: 2A

1.65

748.43

USA: 2C

5.79

2,626.30

USA: 3A

11.36

5,152.81

USA: 3B

3.45

1,564.89

USA: 4A

1.61

730.28

USA: 4B

1.25

566.99

USA:
4CDE

3.70

1,678.29

United States of America Total

28.81

13,068.00

Total

(IPHC Convention Area)

35.28

16,002.74

The IPHC recommended an overall fishing period (season) beginning at 06:00 local time on 15 March 2024 to 23:59 local time on 7 December 2024 for all directed commercial Pacific halibut fisheries in Canada and the USA.

 In accordance with the IPHC Convention, the Fishery Regulations approved by the IPHC, including mortality limits, and fishing periods, will be recommended to the Contracting Parties for implementation according to their domestic laws and regulations.    

 Meeting information, documents, presentations, recordings, and the final report are available on the meeting page at the IPHC website:  100th Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM100).

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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