2018 Pacific Halibut Landings
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Quota Share Commercial Fisheries
The 2018 quota share Pacific halibut fisheries opened on 24 March 2018. 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: CLOSED
The International Pacific Halibut Commission reports that the total catch limit for the IPHC Regulatory Area 2A non-treaty directed commercial Pacific halibut fishery has been reached following the 25 July 2018 fishing period. Therefore, the IPHC Regulatory Area 2A non-treaty directed commercial Pacific halibut fishery is closed for the remainder of 2018.
COMMERCIAL TREATY INDIAN FISHERIES
In 2018, the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) allocated 389,500 lbs, 177 t of Pacific halibut for commercial use to the Treaty Indian tribes of IPHC Regulatory Area 2A. A total of 408,703 lbs, 185 t, of Pacific halibut have been reported landed.
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.