Dateline: 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
Note: TCEY means, Total Constant Exploitation Yield
FCEY means, Fishery Constant Exploitation Yield
Last Year’s quota in TCEYIPHC Regulatory Area Zones Below