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An IPHC Permit is required to capture or use Pacific halibut for any purpose not included in the International Pacific Halibut Commission Fishery Regulations. This includes research or tagging activities by entities other than the IPHC.
An IPHC Permit may be requested. All permit requests must be submitted online.
The IPHC Secretariat will respond to the permit request with a letter approving or disapproving the request. If the permit is granted, the letter will include the terms and restrictions accompanying the permit.
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