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Permitting

Since its inception, the International Pacific Halibut Commission has granted a number of permits to other institutions to capture or use Pacific halibut for any purpose not included in the IPHC Fishery Regulations. An IPHC Permit is required to conduct research or tagging activities by entities other than the IPHC.

An IPHC Permit may be requested via our Online Form. All permit requests must be submitted online. Previously issued permits can be found below.

Performance Monitoring

2nd Performance Review of the IPHC (PRIPHC02)

The following are the key documents, papers and reports for the 2nd Performance Review of the IPHC.

1st performance review of the IPHC (PRIPHC01)

In response to calls from the international community for a review of the performance of Regional Fisheries Management Organizations (RFMOs), the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) agreed in 2011 to implement a process of Performance Review. In undertaking the Performance Review, an independent contractor relied on the following approaches to assess the Commission’s work and practices, track effectiveness, and gauge the need for revised approaches:

    1. Conducting a set of 43 in-depth interviews with a representative and diverse set of stakeholders;

    1. Observing the 2011 Interim and 2012 Annual Meetings and reviewing Commission background materials;

    1. Reviewing practices at other regional fishery management organizations; and

    1. Drawing on its professional judgment and experience.

In 2012, the Independent contractor published a report outlining 12 recommendations (containing 39 parts) to improve the functioning of the IPHC.

In January 2014, the Commission issued a Progress Report, documenting the Commission’s response to the 1st IPHC Performance Review.

Following the Commission Work Meeting held in September 2016, it was agreed that a revised format with responsibilities, updates, timelines for implementation, and proposed priorities, could be developed by the IPHC Secretariat to facilitate improved tracking of implementation of the Performance Review recommendations.

Executive Directors

Executive Directors

Executive Director

Previous Directors

Background – Basic Texts

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is an international organization established by a Convention between Canada and the United States of America.

The IPHC Convention was signed on 2 March 1923 (by both Contracting Parties), ratified by the US Senate on 31 May 1924, then by the President on 4 June 1924, and finally by Great Britain on 21 July 1924. Ratifications were exchanged on 21 October 1924 and proclaimed on 22 October 1924. The convention came into force on the date of exchange, 21 October 1924. The Convention has been revised several times since, to extend the Commission’s authority and meet new conditions in the fishery. The most recent change occurred in 1979 and involved an amendment to the 1953 Halibut Convention. The amendment, termed a “protocol”, was precipitated in 1976 by Canada and the United States of America extending their jurisdiction over fisheries resources to 200 miles. The 1979 Protocol along with the U.S. legislation that gave effect to the Protocol (Northern Pacific Halibut Act of 1982) has affected the way the fishery is conducted, and redefined the role of IPHC in the management of the fishery during the 1980s. Canada does not require specific enabling legislation to implement the protocol.

OBJECTIVES

To develop the stocks of Pacific halibut in the Convention waters to those levels which will permit the optimum yield from the fishery and to maintain the stocks at those levels.

BASIC TEXTS

    • Convention (1979) – The Protocol amending the Convention for the Preservation of the Halibut Fishery of the Northern Pacific Ocean and Bering Sea.

    • Rules of Procedure (2024) – The Rules of Procedure consist of rules and regulations adopted by the IPHC pursuant to the Convention between Canada and the United States of America. 

    • Financial Regulations (2024) – The Financial Regulations govern the financial administration of the IPHC and were established pursuant to the Commission’s Rules of Procedure.

STRATEGIC PLANS and HARVEST STRATEGY

KEY POLICIES

FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES

As detailed in the IPHC Convention, the Commission shall:

    • Divide the Convention waters into areas;

    • Establish one or more open or closed seasons as to each area;

    • Limit the size of the fish and the quantity of the catch to be taken from each area within any season during which fishing is allowed;

    • During both open and closed seasons, permit, limit, regulate or prohibit the incidental catch of Pacific halibut that may be taken, retained, possessed, or landed from each area or portion of an area, by vessels fishing for other species of fish;

    • Fix the size and character of Pacific halibut fishing appliances to be used in any area;

    • Make such regulations for the licensing of vessels and for the collection of statistics on the catch of Pacific halibut as it shall find necessary to determine the condition and trend of the Pacific halibut fishery and to carry out the other provisions of this Convention;

    • Close to all taking of Pacific halibut any area or portion of an area that the Commission finds to be populated by small, immature Pacific halibut and designates as nursery grounds.

CONVENTION AREA

IPHC Convention Article II, paragraph 3:

“Convention waters” means the waters off the west coasts of Canada and the United States, including the southern as well as the western coasts of Alaska, within the respective maritime areas in which either Party exercises exclusive fisheries jurisdiction. For purposes of this Convention, the “maritime area” in which a Party exercises fisheries jurisdiction includes without distinction areas within and seaward of the territorial sea or internal waters of that Party.

 

Structure of the Commission

Structure of the Commission

IPHC Structure

The Commission, including its Subsidiary Bodies, are supported by a Secretariat led by the Executive Director.

Contracting Parties

The IPHC currently consists of six members, three appointed by each Contracting Party (the Governor General of Canada and the President of the United States of America), who serve their terms at the pleasure of the Contracting Party. 

Subsidiary bodies

Pursuant to the IPHC Rules of Procedure, the Commission has established subsidiary bodies as listed below. The Terms of Reference for the subsidiary bodies are contained within the IPHC Rules of Procedure.

Links to reports and documents from subsidiary body meetings can be found by visiting our Meetings Page or our Document Library.  

The Management Strategy Advisory Board (MSAB) consists of individuals representing harvesters (commercial, sport, and subsistence), fisheries managers, processors, IPHC Secretariat, science advisors and other experts as required. The primary roles of the MSAB are to:

       a. Suggest topics to be considered in the Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) process, within the scope of the MSAB.

       b. Provide the IPHC Secretariat with direct input and advice on current and planned MSE activities.

       c. Represent constituent views in MSE process.

 

The Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for this subsidiary body are contained within the IPHC Rules of Procedure.

MSAB OFFICERS

MSAB MEMBERS

The Scientific Review Board (SRB) is comprised of members of the scientific community who provide an independent scientific peer review of Commission science/research proposals, programs, and products. The Terms of References and Rules of Procedure for this subsidiary body are contained within the IPHC Rules of Procedure.

SRB MEMBERS

The Research Advisory Board (RAB) is composed of members of the Pacific halibut community. Members may include commercial, guided sport, unguided sport/recreational, subsistence, and First Nations/Tribal interests, that 1) suggest research topics to be considered for incorporation in the IPHC integrated research and monitoring activities, as well as to comment upon operational and implementation considerations of those research and monitoring activities; and 2) provide the IPHC Secretariat staff (who participate in Sessions of the RAB as Observers) with direct input and advice from industry on current and planned research activities contemplated for inclusion in the IPHC 5-Year program of integrated research and monitoring. 

The Rules of Procedure for this subsidiary body are contained within the IPHC Rules of Procedure.

RAB OFFICERS

RAB MEMBERS

The Conference Board (CB) consists of individuals who represent Pacific halibut harvesters organisations. Members may include commercial, guided sport/recreational, unguided sport/recreational, subsistence, and First Nations/Tribal interests. The CB provides a forum for the discussion of management and policy matters relevant to Pacific halibut and provide advice to the Commission on management and policy matters relevant to Pacific halibut.

The Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for this subsidiary body are contained within the IPHC Rules of Procedure.

CB OFFICERS

CB MEMBERS - CANADA

Christa Rusel

A-Tlegay Fisheries LP
(AFLP)
Canada

Daniel Smith

A-Tlegay Fisheries Society
(AFS)
Canada

Deryk Krefting

Active Guiding and Tackle Ltd
(AGTL)
Canada

Terry Henshaw

Annieville Halibut Association
(AHA)
Canada

Tiare Boyes

BC Tuna Fishing Association
(BCTFA)
Canada

David Lewis

BC Wildlife Federation (BCWF)
Canada

Shawn Cowpar

Council of the Haida Nation
(CHN)
Canada

Bruce Turris

Commercial Integrated Groundfish Society (CIGS)
Canada

Tom Russel

Canadian Sablefish Association
(CSA)
Canada

Ben Cameron

Finest At Sea Seafoods
(FAS)
Canada

David Boyes

Halibut Advisory Board
(HAB)
Canada

Rob Stanley

Halibut Longline Fisherman’s Assoc.
(HLFA)
Canada

Ken Wing

Hook and Line Groundfish Association (HLGA)
Canada

Jessica Moffat

Island Marine Aquatic Working Group (IMAWG)
Canada

Douglas Mavin

Northern Halibut Producers Association (NHPA)
Canada

Robert Hauknes

Northern Trollers Association
(NTA)
Canada

Zeke Pellegrin

Pacific Coast Fishing Vessel Owners Guild (PCFVOG)
Canada

Chris Sporer

Pacific Halibut Management Association of BC (PHMA)
Canada

Gerry Kristianson

Sport Fishing Advisory Board
Main Board (SFABM)
Canada

Mike Fowler

Sport Fishing Advisory Board
North Coast Region (SFABN)
Canada

Chuck Ashcroft

Sport Fishing Advisory Board
South Coast Region (SFABS)
Canada

Owen Bird

Sport Fishing Institute of BC
(SFI)
Canada

Angus Grout

Steveston Halibut Association
(SHA)
Canada

Cristopher Bos

South Vancouver Island Anglers Coalition (SVIAC)
Canada

Russell Cameron

The United Fishermen and Allied Workers' Union (UNIFOR)
Canada

Lyle Pierce

Vancouver Island Longline Association (VILA)
Canada

Pat Ahern

West Coast Fishing Guides Association (WCFGA)
Canada

CB MEMBERS - USA

Leonard Herzog

Area 4 Concerned Harvesters
(A4CF)
U.S.A.

Chase Berenson

Aleut Corporation
(AC)
U.S.A.

Garrett Lambert

Alaska Charter Association
(ACA)
U.S.A.

Layton Lockett

Adak Community Development Corporation (ACDC)
U.S.A.

Richard Curran

Alaska Longline Fisherman's Association (ALFA)
U.S.A.

Angel Drobnica

Aleutian Pribilof Island Community Development Association (APICDA)
U.S.A.

Larry Phillips

American Whitefish Trawlers Association
(ASFA)
U.S.A.

Rebecca Skinner

Alaska Whitefish Trawlers Association (AWTA)
U.S.A.

Steve Ricci

Bristol Bay Economic Development Corporation (BBEDC)
U.S.A.

Duncan Fields

Cape Barnabas, Inc
(CB)
U.S.A.

Joe Kashevarof

Central Bering Sea Fishermen's Association (CBSFA)
U.S.A.

Dave Croonquist

Coastal Conservation Association
(CCA)
U.S.A.

Marc Carrel

Cordova District Fishermen United
(CDFU)
U.S.A.

Joel Kawahara

Coastal Trollers Association
(CTA)
U.S.A.

Paul Wilkins

Coastal Villages Region Fund
(CVRF)
U.S.A.

Shawn McManus

Deep Sea Fishermen’s Union
(DSFU)
U.S.A.

Michael Offerman

Edmonds Veteran Independent Longliners (EVIL)
U.S.A.

Jim Armstrong

Freezer Longliner Coalition
(FLC)
U.S.A.

Brian Dafforn

Fishing Vessel Owners Association
(FVOA)
U.S.A.

Tim Klassen

Humbolt Area Saltwater Anglers
(HASA)
U.S.A.

Tom Gemmell

Halibut Coalition
(HC)
U.S.A.

Daniel Donich

Homer Charter Association
(HCA)
U.S.A.

Kiril Basargin

K-Bay Fishermen Association
(KBFA)
U.S.A.

Jim Hubbard

Kruzof Fisheries
(KRUZOF)
U.S.A.

Linda Kozak

Kodiak Vessel Owners Association
(KVOA)
U.S.A.

Garrett Elwood

Next Generation Fishermens Association (NGFA)
U.S.A.

Malcolm Milne

North Pacific Fisheries Association
(NPFA)
U.S.A.

Patricia Phillips

Pacific Fishing Inc
(PFI)
U.S.A.

Nels Evens

Petersburg Vessel Owner's Association (PVOA)
U.S.A.

Tom Marking

Recreational Fishing Alliance - California (RFAC)
U.S.A.

Jim Martin

Recreational Fishing Alliance - National (RFAN)
U.S.A.

Kathy Hansen

Southeast Alaska Fishermen's Alliance (SEAFA)
U.S.A.

Forrest Braden

Southeast Alaska Guides Organization (SEAGO)
U.S.A.

Paul Clampitt

Sablefish and Halibut Pot Association (SHPA)
U.S.A.

Phillip Wyman

Sitka Halibut & Sablefish Marketing Association (SHSMA)
U.S.A.

Carter Hughes

Seafood Producers Cooperative
(SPC)
U.S.A.

Jeff Kauffman

St. Paul Fishing Company
(SPFC)
U.S.A.

Myron Melovidov

Tribal Government of St. Paul
(TGSP)
U.S.A.

Jeff Stephan

United Fishermen's Marketing Association (UFMA)
U.S.A.

Paul Mirante

Westport Charterboat Association
(WCBA)
U.S.A.

Landry Price

Yukon Delta Fisheries Association
(YDFA)
U.S.A.

The Processor Advisory Board (PAB) represents the commercial Pacific halibut processing industry from Canada and the United States of America. Members of the PAB are buyers who process and/or custom process, Pacific halibut caught in the Convention Area, including associations with at least one (1) member that meets these criteria. It advises the Commission on issues related to the management of the Pacific halibut resource in the Convention Area. The PAB shall foster a cooperative relationship, better understanding, and a spirit of mutual benefit among seafood processors, fishers, the Commission, and all other stakeholders.

The Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for this subsidiary body are contained within the IPHC Rules of Procedure.

PAB OFFICERS

PAB MEMBERS

Canada

PAB MEMBERS

U.S.A.

The Finance and Administration Committee (FAC) advises the Commission on such matters of an administrative and financial character as are remitted to it by the Commission and annually examines the operating budget for the current year, as well as the draft budget for the ensuing and following year.

The Terms of Reference and Rules of Procedure for this subsidiary body are contained within the IPHC Rules of Procedure.

 Observers and the general public

The Commission and its subsidiary bodies are open to Observers and the general public unless the Commission specifically decides otherwise.

The Commission may, upon their request, invite the following Observers in their official capacity:

  1. Any State or any other entity that has jurisdiction over waters adjacent to the Convention Area;
  2. Other States with an interest in the work of the Commission that are not Contracting Parties of the Commission, invited by the Commission;
  3. Other regional fisheries management organisations and other relevant governmental or intergovernmental organisations, invited by the Commission;
  4. Non-governmental organisations having special competence in the field of activity of the Commission, to attend such of its meetings as the Commission may specify.

Any Observer to a meeting of the Commission, or of the general public, may submit memoranda as either Regulatory Proposals, Position Statements or Information Papers, no later than 30 days prior to the commencement of the session.

Observers and the general public may participate in the deliberations of the Commission and its subsidiary bodies during the Observer and public testimony periods, but shall not be entitled to participate in the taking of decisions.

The Commission may enter into agreements or arrangements with other inter-governmental organisations and institutions, especially those active in the fisheries sector, which might contribute to the work and further the objectives of the Commission. Such agreements or arrangements may provide that these organisations or institutions may be represented as Observers in the Sessions of the Commission.

Merit Scholarship Recipients

Merit Scholarship Recipients

IPHC Merit Scholarship Recipients

The IPHC funds several Merit Scholarships to support university, technical college, and other post-secondary education. The scholarship fund has been established to assist the further education of Canadian and U.S.A. students connected to the Pacific halibut fishery. Generally, a single new scholarship valued at $4,000 (USD) per year is awarded every two years. The scholarships are renewable annually for the normal four-year period of undergraduate education, subject to maintenance of satisfactory academic performance. A Scholarship Committee composed of industry and Commission representatives reviews applications and determines recipients based on academic qualifications, career goals, and relationship to the Pacific halibut industry.

For information on how to apply for the next IPHC Merit Scholarship when available visit the IPHC Opportunities page. 

Cooperation with Other Organizations

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
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
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
Northwest Fisheries Science Center
Agreement of Access to Confidential Fisheries Data
20 July 2022
19 July 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
Academic Institutions
Nil
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 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 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 eastern and northern Bering Sea trawl survey (F/V Alaska Knight) EL2023063b
15 May 2023
24 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
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
Academic Institutions
Nil
Other
Nil
Code
Unique Identifier
Organisation
Title
PDF
Award Period
808
2110
North Pacific Research Board
Pacific halibut population genetics
01 Dec 2021 - 31 Jan 2024
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

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
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
Nil
Academic Institutions
Nil
Type
Title
PDF
Effective date
Expiration date
International organisations
Nil
Contracting Party domestic agencies
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)
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
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