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IPHC Announces 2018 Halibut Quota

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 … Continue reading

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Why Are Halibut Stocks Declining?

During the International Pacific Halibut Commission meeting in Portland, I’ve learned many facts, figures, issues, problems and most shockingly, a big reason for declining juvenile halibut numbers. The Bering Sea in Alaska is the major halibut spawning area and the … Continue reading

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International Pacific Halibut Commission Meeting

I’m at the IPHC meeting in Portland, representing Area 2A, Puget Sound Anglers. There’s lots and lots of mathematical tables to calculate each regions potential catch based on surveys, mortality rates etc. The biggest thing driving this meeting is last … Continue reading

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Washington Halibut Catch Record Card Senate Bill

Yesterday at the Washington State Senate,  Senator VanDeWege introduced Senate Bill 6127, a bill that would help sport halibut anglers. In short, the bill would impose a $5 fee for a halibut catch record card. By charging a fee it … Continue reading

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WDFW’s Mismanagement of Halibut Proven!

That’s a strongly worded headline in this post, but it’s true and I can prove it. Washington Department of Fish & Wildlife have been screwing halibut anglers for years with their bogus, made up numbers to impose catch rates on … Continue reading

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Halibut Fishing Strait of Juan de Fuca, This is What We Caught Yesterday!

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A CHANGE IS NEEDED IN THE SPORT HALIBUT FISHERY MANAGEMENT PROTOCOLS

The Pacific Halibut Convention was developed to administer the commercial fisheries for halibut between the United States and Canada.  We believe the sport fleet halibut fishery can be managed separately from the commercial, Alaska subsistence, and tribal/First Nation fisheries.  The … Continue reading

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Washington’s Sport Halibut Fishing Dirty Secrets That Screw Sports Anglers

Yesterday and today 12 Treaty Tribes are long lining for halibut, just two days until Washington’s sport halibut season opener, on Thursday May 4. This happens every year, with commercial Treaty Tribes cleaning out “Their Share” as defined by the … Continue reading

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Legal Basis By U.S. Customs & Border Protection Regarding Requirement For Private Boaters/Anglers To “Report Arrival” Into U.S. After Boating/Fishing In Foreign Waters

Updated 3-10-2018 Please note, Canada passed a new law last July 2018 making it easier for sports anglers to enter and fish Canadian waters. The requirements are simple, as long as sports anglers/boaters do not come to the dock or … Continue reading

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Reporting to U.S. Customs After Fishing Canadian Waters — You MUST HAVE a Nexus or I-68

Source: Reporting to U.S. Customs After Fishing Canadian Waters — You MUST HAVE a Nexus or I-68

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