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Sport Pacific Halibut - Management

Overview

As odd as it may seem--considering where they spend most of their time--Pacific halibut are not a member of the "groundfish" group of fishes, nor are they included in the Pacific Fishery Management Council's groundfish fishery management plan.

Season Maps
(This is a one-page pdf after 2009)

Setting Seasons

Economic Reports

 

Annual Reports from ODFW to IPHC


Catch Sharing Plans

Each Catch Sharing Plan is 12-14 pages (pdf).

Who Does What in Pacific Halibut Management?

Agency Tasks

Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife

  • Solicits public input about regulations (seasons, bag limits, etc.)
  • Makes recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service and Pacific Fishery Management Council
  • Samples the sport fishery and produces landing estimates

International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC)

  • Sets annual harvest levels
  • Conducts Pacific halibut research and stock assessments

National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS)

  • Approves and publishes the Catch Sharing Plan and implements managment measures
  • Makes inseason regulatory changes

Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC)

  • Adopts changes to the Catch Sharing Plan
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