IPHC Announces 2018 Halibut Quota

LogoDateline: January 26th 2018 — Portland, Oregon annual meeting of International Pacific Halibut Commission

The six IPHC commissioners, three U.S. and three Canadian, did not come to an agreement about catch quotas. Canadian commissioners did not agree with lower catch rates because of Alaskan trawl bycatch issues as well as other methods of calculating stocks.

The quota for each area is noted below. However, because the commission did not agree with quotas, further process must be made with other Federal Fisheries Management agencies. This process will take time, but the numbers below are what the U.S. Commissioners have recommended for implementation.

2A — 1.32

2B (Canada) 7.10

2C — 6.34

3A — 12.54

3B 3.27

4A 1.74

4B 1.28

4CD&E 3.622018 quota

Note: TCEY means, Total Constant Exploitation Yield

FCEY means, Fishery Constant Exploitation Yield

Last Year’s quota in TCEY2017 QuotaIPHC Regulatory Area Zones Below


About John L. Beath

John Beath is a writer, photographer, videographer, blogger, tackle manufacturer & Captain at Whaler's Cove Lodge in Southeast Alaska. He is also owner of www.halibut.net and host at Lets Talk Outdoors @ www.youtube.com/jbeath
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