Landings 2019

2019 Pacific Halibut Landings

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2018 Landing Report Summary

Commercial Fisheries Quota Share

The 2019 quota share Pacific halibut fisheries opened on 15 March 2019. The following commercial landings, by weight and number of landings, have been reported from the Alaskan Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) and Community Development Quota (CDQ) fisheries and from the British Columbian Individual Vessel Quota (IVQ) fishery to date.

IPHC Regulatory Area 2A

NON-TREATY DIRECTED COMMERCIAL PACIFIC HALIBUT FISHERY

The Regulatory Area 2A non-treaty directed commercial fishery is scheduled to begin at 0800 hours and terminate at 1800 hours local time on 26 June, 27 June, 10 July, 24 July, 7 August, 21 August, 4 September, and 18 September, unless the Commission specifies otherwise.

COMMERCIAL TREATY INDIAN FISHERIES

In 2019, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) allocated 225.44 t, 497,000 lb, of Pacific halibut for commercial use to the Treaty Indian tribes of IPHC Regulatory Area 2A. Opening dates for the unrestricted and restricted fisheries are at the discretion of the respective tribes.

INCIDENTAL COMMERCIAL PACIFIC HALIBUT FISHERY DURING THE SALMON TROLL SEASON

The total allowable incidental commercial catch of Pacific halibut allocated to the IPHC Regulatory Area 2A salmon troll fishery is 20.37 t, 44,899 lb. For details on incidental fishery retention information, call the NMFS hotline (1 800-662-9825 press 7 for Pacific halibut information).

Incidental Commercial Pacific Halibut Fishery During the Limited Entry, Fixed-Gear Sablefish Fishery

The total allowable incidental commercial catch of Pacific halibut allocated to the limited entry, fixed-gear sablefish fishery, which operates in IPHC Regulatory Area 2A north of Point Chehalis, Washington, is 31.75 t, 70,000 lb. For further incidental fishery retention information, call the NMFS hotline (1-800-662-9825 press 7 for Pacific halibut information).

IPHC Regulatory Area 2C

Annette Islands Reserve Fishery

The Metlakatla Indian Community has been authorized by the Government of the United States of America to conduct a commercial Pacific halibut fishery within the Annette Islands Reserve. The following table lists Pacific halibut catch and numbers of participating vessels by fishing period.