Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 11, 2009
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council proposed a limited entry program for the halibut sport charter industry operating in southeast and southcentral Alaska to be implemented in 2010. The rumor is that the IPHC has recommended a delay until 2011. It looks like bag limit reduction is the only option for regulating the charter catch.
We will work on getting the whole scoop ASAP.
Posted by Flatfish at 7:30 AM
Tuesday, December 8, 2009
The scientific staff of the International Pacific Halibut Commission has released its recommended catch limits.
Here's a full rundown of recommended limits in all regulatory areas, including those off the West Coast, British Columbia and Alaska:
Area 2A — 760,000 pounds, down 20 percent
Area 2B — 6.6 million pounds, down 13.6 percent
Area 2C — 3.7 million pounds, down 26 percent
Area 3A — 20 million pounds, down 7.9 percent
Posted by Flatfish at 7:16 PM