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Cooperation with Other Organisations

Cooperation with Other Organisations

Since its inception, the International Pacific Halibut Commission has entered into a number of arrangements with other institutions, almost invariably of a technical nature, either to conduct activities in cooperation or to facilitate exchange of information that would enhance the output of both organisations.

The arrangements take the form of either a formalised Memorandum of Understanding, or informal arrangements to share information. The following provides details of those arrangements.

Current

Type
Title
PDF
Effective date
Expiration date
International organisations
North Pacific Marine Science Organization
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission and the North Pacific Marine Science Organization
14 Jan 2019
13 Jan 2024
Contracting Party domestic agencies
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
30 Jan 2021
30 Jan 2025
Academic Institutions
Nil
Type
Title
PDF
Effective date
Expiration date
International organisations
Nil
Contracting Party domestic agencies
State of California - Natural Resources Agency, Department of Fish and Wildlife
Data Sharing Agreement Between the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Concerning the Release and Use of Confidential Fisheries Information
16 Jun 2023
15 June 2025
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Alaska Department of Fish and Game
Memorandum of Agreement between the International Pacific Halibut Commission and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries and Alaska Department of Fish and Game: Interagency Electronic Reporting System - eLandings
25 Jan 2022
25 Jan 2027
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service Alaska Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Monitoring and Analysis Division
Agreement of Access to Confidential Fisheries Data
20 Jun 2023
​19 Jun 2026
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service West Coast Region
Agreement of Access to Confidential Fisheries Data
18 Oct 2023
​18 Oct 2028
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Agreement of Access to Confidential Fisheries Data
20 July 2022
19 July 2027
Academic Institutions
Nil
Type
Title
PDF
Effective date
Expiration date
International organisations
Nil
Contracting Party domestic agencies
United States Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service
Taking and Importing Marine Mammals; Taking Marine Mammals Incidental to Alaska Fisheries Science Center Fisheries Research ​
07 Oct 2019
07 Oct 2024
United States Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service
Letter of Acknowledgment for Scientific Research - IPHC Fishery-Independent Setline Survey – Alaska (LOA-2024-04)
24 May 2024
30 Sept 2024
State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Commercial Fisheries
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fishery Research Permit
24 May 2024
17 Sept 2024
Canada Border Services Agency
2024 IPHC Tariff Waver
28 Mar 24
Academic Institutions
Nil
Type
Title
PDF
Effective date
Expiration date
International organisations
Nil
Contracting Party domestic agencies
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries eastern Bering Sea trawl survey (F/V Alaska Knight) EL2024019
1 May 2024
30 Sep 2024
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries Aleutian Islands trawl survey (F/V Alaska Provider) EL2024020
1 Jun 2024
30 Sep 2024
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries eastern Bering Sea trawl survey (F/V Northwest Explorer) EL2024021
1 May 2024
30 Sep 2024
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries Aleutian Islands trawl survey (F/V Ocean Explorer) EL2024022
1 Jun 2024
30 Sep 2024
Academic Institutions
Nil
Other
Makah Tribe - Makah Fisheries Management
Satellite tagging pilot project in the Usual and Accustomed area (U&A) of the Makah Tribe (R/V dačʔoł ) EL2024025
18 Apr 2024
31 Oct 2024
Code
Unique Identifier
Organisation
Title
PDF
Award Period
808
2110
North Pacific Research Board
Pacific halibut population genetics
01 Dec 2021 - 31 Jan 2024

Expired

Type
Title
PDF
Effective date
Expiration date
International organisations
North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES)
Memorandum of Understanding between the North Pacific Marine Science Organization and the International Pacific Halibut Commission
24 Mar 2000
13 Jan 2019
Contracting Party domestic agencies
State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission and the State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission
17 Oct 2018
16 Oct 2023
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG)
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and Southeast Groundfish Alaska Department of Fish and Game for the entering, editing and use of seabird occurrence data
01 Jan 2002
31 Dec 2002
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) & Pacific Halibut Management Association (PHMA)
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA), Fisheries and Ocean Canada (Nanaimo, B.C.) and the Pacific Halibut Management Association (Nanaimo, B.C.) for the collection and use of catch data and biological sample data from catch other than halibut, disbursement of the proceeds from the sale of rockfish and Pacific cod and the financial obligation associated with an additional technician and vessel fees during the 2007 standardized stock assessment surveys in British Columbia
26 Feb 2007
31 Dec 2007
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) & Pacific Halibut Management Association (PHMA)
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA), Fisheries and Ocean Canada (Nanaimo, B.C.) and the Pacific Halibut Management Association (Nanaimo, B.C.) for the collection and use of catch data and biological sample data from catch other than halibut, disbursement of the proceeds from the sale of rockfish and Pacific cod and the financial obligation associated with an additional technician and vessel fees during the 2007 standardized stock assessment surveys in British Columbia
26 Feb 2007
31 Dec 2007
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) & Pacific Halibut Management Association (PHMA)
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA), Fisheries and Ocean Canada (Nanaimo, B.C.) and the Pacific Halibut Management Association (Burnaby, B.C.) for the collection and use of non-halibut catch data, the revenue sharing from the proceeds of the sale of some non-halibut catch and the financial obligations associated with observer fees during the 2006 IPHC setline stock assessment surveys in British Columbia
01 May 2006
31 Dec 2006
State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC)
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and the State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (Juneau, AK) for usage of the International Pacific Halibut Commission's Commercial Pacific Halibut Landing Data
01 Oct 2010
30 Sep 2013
State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC)
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and the State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (Juneau, AK) for usage of the International Pacific Halibut Commission's Commercial Pacific Halibut Landing Data
30 Sep 2013
29 Sep 2016
United States Coast Guard (USCG)
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and the U.S. Geological Survey - Marrowstone Marine Field Station for the collection and processing of halibut tissue samples, and the use of the associated data for studying Ichthyophonus spp.
26-Sep-77
Expired
United States Geological Survey (USGS)
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
07 May 2012
31 Dec 2012
Academic Institutions
Dalhousie University (DU)
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS), for use of Pacific halibut tissue samples preserved for genetic analysis
07 Jan 2011
31 Dec 2011
University of Alaska ( Fairbanks) (UAF)
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and Andy C. Seitz, Graduate Student, University of Alaska (Fairbanks, AK) for the deployment of PSATs during 2004 IPHC setline stock assessment survey in the Adak region
10 Jun 2004
31 Dec 2004
University of Alaska ( Fairbanks) (UAF)
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and Kelly Newman, graduate student, University of Alaska Fairbanks for shared sue of whale depredation data obtained during IPHC setline stock assessment surveys (1996-2006)
25 Feb 2006
31 Dec 2006
University of Minnesota (UM)
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and Laurie S. Richmond, Ph.D. student, University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN) for the use of the Pacific halibut otolith collection in the development of a biochronology
03 Mar 2008
31 Dec 2008
University of Victoria (UV) & Zoological Society of London (ZSL)
Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA), Dr. Caroline Cameron (Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria, Victoria B.C.) and Dr. Trent Garner (Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, London, U.K.), for the shared use of the Pacific sleeper shark (Somniosidae) tissues obtained during the IPHC setline stock assessment surveys in 2003/2004
17 Mar 2008
01 Sep 2008
Alaska Pacific University (APU)
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and the Alaska Pacific University (Anchorage, AK.), for use of IPHC fisheries-independent setline survey data
03 Apr 2017
02 Apr 2020
University of Victoria (UV)
Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and the University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C.), for use of the IPHC fisheries-independent setline survey data
03 Apr 2017
09 Apr 2020
Type
Title
PDF
Effective date
Expiration date
International organisations
Nil
Contracting Party domestic agencies
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) & National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)
Establishing a joint project among the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game (Juneau, AK), National Marine Fisheries Service - Alaska Region (Juneau, AK) and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) for the interagency electronic reporting system
06 Jul 2012
05 Jul 2017​
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) & Pacific Halibut Management Association (PHMA)
Canada - Pacific Halibut Management Association of BC and International Pacific Halibut Commission Collaborative Agreement
02 Jul 2018
31 Mar 2019
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) & Pacific Halibut Management Association (PHMA)
Canada - Pacific Halibut Management Association of BC and International Pacific Halibut Commission Collaborative Agreement
27 Nov 2019
31 Dec 2019
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)
Collaborative agreement between the International Pacific Halibut Commission and the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife
30 May 2019
21 March 2020
Academic Institutions
University of Washington (UW)
Agreement between International Pacific Halibut Commission (hereafter called IPHC) and Heather Dowey, University of Washington graduate student in the Evans School of Public Affairs
01 Jan 2007​
30 Jun 2007​
Type
Title
PDF
Effective date
Expiration date
International organisations
Nil
Contracting Party domestic agencies
State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game Division of Commercial Fisheries
Alaska Department of Fish and Game Fishery Research Permit
26 May 2023
17 Sept 2023
United States Department of the Interior National Park Service Glacier Bay
International Pacific Halibut Commission Fishery-Independent Setline Survey - 2023 Scientific Research and Collection Permit
27 May 2023
31 Dec 2023
United States Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service
Letter of Acknowledgment for Scientific Research - IPHC Fishery-Independent Setline Survey – Oregon/Washington (LOA-01-2023)
27 May 2023
​15 Sept 2023
United States Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service
Letter of Acknowledgment for Scientific Research - IPHC Fishery-Independent Setline Survey – Alaska (LOA-12-2023)
27 May 2023
​15 Sept 2023
United States Department of Commerce National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration National Marine Fisheries Service
Letter of Acknowledgment for Scientific Research - IPHC Catch Protection Pilot Study (LOA-35-2023)
20 May 2023
07 June 2023
State of Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Fish Division
2023 - Scientific Taking Permit - Fish (Permit Number: 27389, Federal Authorization: NMFS LOA-35-2023)
20 May 2023
07 June 2023
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fishery Independent Setline Survey (FISS) for the International Pacific Halibut Commission - License Number XL 1 2023 - Pender Isle
15 May 2023
31 Oct 2023
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fishery Independent Setline Survey (FISS) for the International Pacific Halibut Commission - License Number XL 2 2023 - Vanisle
15 May 2023
31 Oct 2023
Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Fishery Independent Setline Survey (FISS) for the International Pacific Halibut Commission - License Number XL 3 2023 - Star Wars II
15 May 2023
31 Oct 2023
Academic Institutions
Nil
Type
Title
PDF
Effective date
Expiration date
International organisations
Nil
Contracting Party domestic agencies
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries eastern and northern Bering Sea trawl survey (F/V Northwest Explorer) EL2023062
15 May 2023
24 Aug 2023
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries Gulf of Alaska trawl survey (F/V Alaska Provider) EL2023063
15 May 2023
06 Aug 2023
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries Gulf of Alaska trawl survey (F/V Ocean Explorer) EL2022064
15 May 2023
06 Aug 2023
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Fisheries eastern and northern Bering Sea trawl survey (F/V Alaska Knight) EL2022047
25 May 2022
31 Aug 2022
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
NOAA Fisheries eastern and northern Bering Sea trawl survey (F/V Alaska Knight) EL2023063b
15 May 2023
24 Aug 2023
United States Department of Energy, Office of Legacy Management
Capture and sacrifice of Pacific halibut for radionuclide analysis (M/V Poseidon) EL2023065
1 May 2023
30 Sep 2023
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Fisheries Aleutian Islands trawl survey (F/V Alaska Provider) EL2022048
6 Jun 2022
31 Aug 2022
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Fisheries Aleutian Islands trawl survey (F/V Ocean Explorer) EL2022049
6 Jun 2022
31 Aug 2022
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Fisheries eastern and northern Bering Sea trawl survey (F/V Vesteraalen) EL2022050
25 May 2022
31 Aug 2022
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Fisheries eastern and northern Bering Sea trawl survey (F/V Alaska Knight) EL2021077
15 May 2021
30 Aug 2021
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Fisheries Aleutian Islands trawl survey (F/V Alaska Provider) EL2021078
15 May 2021
30 Aug 2021
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Fisheries Aleutian Islands trawl survey (F/V Ocean Explorer) EL2021079
15 May 2021
30 Aug 2021
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
NOAA Fisheries eastern and northern Bering Sea trawl survey (F/V Vesteraalen) EL2021080
15 May 2021
30 Aug 2021
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)/Alaska Seafood Cooperative
Pacific halibut excluder study in the Bering Sea flatfish trawl fishery EL2021063
1 Aug 2021
31 Dec 2021
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Capture and live retention EL2020034
1 Jul 2020
31 Dec 2020
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Alaska Fisheries Science Center
Capture and live retention EL2019022
1 Jul 2019
31 Dec 2019
Academic Institutions
Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bering Sea satellite tagging (F/V Erica Renee) EL2022040
1 Aug 2022
31 Dec 2022
Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bering Sea satellite tagging (F/V Adeline) EL2022041
1 Aug 2022
31 Dec 2022
Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bering Sea satellite tagging (F/V Scarlett) EL2022042
1 Aug 2022
31 Dec 2022
Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bering Sea satellite tagging (F/V Piyumaaq) EL2022043
1 Aug 2022
31 Dec 2022
Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bering Sea satellite tagging (F/V Ayma) EL2022044
1 Aug 2022
31 Dec 2022
University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab/Prince William Sound Science Center
Collection of Pacific halibut otoliths near Prince William Sound for ageing purposes. EL2022084
1 Sep 2022
30 Sep 2022
Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bering Sea satellite tagging (F/V Golovin Bay) EL20211193
14 Jul 2021
31 Dec 2021
Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bering Sea satellite tagging (Skiff 75001) EL20211194
14 Jul 2021
31 Dec 2021
Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bering Sea satellite tagging (Skiff 75006) EL20211195
14 Jul 2021
31 Dec 2021
Norton Sound Economic Development Corporation and University of Alaska Fairbanks
Bering Sea satellite tagging (Skiff 78872) EL20211196
14 Jul 2021
31 Dec 2021
University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab/Prince William Sound Science Center
Collection of Pacific halibut otoliths near Prince William Sound for ageing purposes. EL20211186
21 Jul 2021
31 Aug 2021
University of South Alabama, Dauphin Island Sea Lab/Prince William Sound Science Center
Collection of Pacific halibut otoliths near Prince William Sound for ageing purposes. EL2020087
21 Jul 2020
31 Jul 2020
Fisheries, Aquatic Science, and Technology Laboratory at Alaska Pacific University
Capture and Live Retention EL2019008
1 May 2019
31 Dec 2019
University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) Alaska Center for Energy and Power
Capture and Release EL2019014
1 May 2019
30 Nov 2019
Other
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Capture and live retention EL2022039
1 May 2022
31 Dec 2022
Oregon Coast Aquarium
Capture and live retention (R/V Pacific Surveyor) EL2022082
2 Aug 2022
31 Oct 2022
Seward Halibut Tournament
Tagging EL2020023
1 Apr 2020
31 Aug 2020
Homer Jackpot Halibut Derby
Tagging EL2019007
1 Apr 2019
31 Aug 2019
Seward Halibut Tournament
Tagging EL2019009
1 Apr 2019
31 Aug 2019
Type
Title
PDF
Effective date
Expiration date
807
CFDA Number: 11.472 FNA21NMF4720534
U.S. Department of Commerce
Gear-based approaches to catch protection as a means for minimizing whale depredation in longline fisheries.
1 Nov 2021 - 31 Oct 2022