Halibut Quotas Set For Pacific Coast
|Friday, 29 January 2016 14:43|
The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) completed its Ninety-second Annual Meeting in Juneau, AK on January 29, 2016. More than 280 halibut industry stakeholders attended the meeting, with over 80 more participating in web broadcasts of the public sessions.
The Commission is recommending to the governments of Canada and the United States catch limits for 2016 totaling 29.89 million pounds, displayed in the following table by regulatory area.
1The combined total includes estimated mortality from regulatory discards of sublegal halibut and lost gear in the commercial fishery, plus discard mortality in the guided sport fishery, as mandated in the U.S. Catch Sharing Plans.