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Fishing periods, number of fishing days, catch limit, commercial, research, and total catch (thousands of pounds, net weight) by regulatory area for the 1994 Pacific halibut commercial fishery.
Area Fishing Period No. Of Days Catch
Limit
Commercial
Catch
2A

3/5 - 3/26

7/6
7/19
8/8

8.75

10 hrs
10 hrs
10 hrs

176.51

178.75

188

1292
282
252
182

2B 3/1 - 11/15 259 10,0003 9,911
2C 6/6 - 6/7
9/12 - 9/14
1
2
11,000 4,882
5,557
10,3794
3A 6/6 - 6/7
9/12 - 9/14
1
2
26,000 18,159
6,6852
24,844
3B 6/6 - 6/7
9/12 - 9/14
1
2
4,000 2,0472
1,8132
3,860
4A 6/6 - 6/7
8/15
9/12 - 9/14
1
0.5
2
1,800 1682
1,530
1052
1,803
4B 6/6 - 6/7
6/15 - 7/9
8/15 - 8/19
9/12 - 9/14

1
6.55
4
2

2,100 66
3266
1,685
02
2,017
4C 6/3 - 6/30
8/2 - 8/3
147
1
700 6816
346
715
4D 8/15 - 8/16 1.25 665 693
4D-N 7/1 - 8/13 227 35 186
4E(NW) 5/2 - 7/24 568 70 626
4E(SE) 5/2 - 6/15 308 30 586
Grand Total 56,755.25 54,730

1Treaty Indian Fishery.
2Fishing period limits by vessel class.
3An additional 40,000 pounds available as carryover from 1993.
4Includes 54,000 pounds taken by Metlakatla Indians during additional fishing within reservation waters.
512-hour opening, every second day.
6Single fishing periodlimit for all vessels.
7Alternating one day open and one day closed.
8Alternating two days open and one day closed.

Pacific halibut catch in thousands of pounds (net weight)

Area2A2B2C3A3B4Total
Commercial 407 6,607 4,390 20,186 9,958 7,338 48,886
Sport 373 1,133 2,548 5,068 40 42 9,204
Bycatch Mortality1
O32 fish 198 109 214 951 445 2,283 4,200
U32 fish 311 103 127 1,712 781 3,309 6,343
Breakdown of U32
U32/O26 270 87 88 777 416 1,137 2,775
U26 41 16 39 935 365 2,172 3,568
Personal Use2 253 405 457 329 26 614 1,303
Wastage Mortality
O32 fish 1 27 9 21 20 27 105
U32 fish 7 233 242 1,417 887 252 3,038
Breakdown of U32
U32/O26 7 229 233 1,369 807 224 2,869
U26 0 4 9 48 80 28 169
IPHC Research 11 122 96 316 156 131 832
Total Removals 1,333 8,739 8,083 30,000 12,313 13,443 73,911
2010 Catch Limit5 8106 7,5007 4,400 19,990 9,900 8,070 50,670
2010 Catch 8056 7,7407 4,390 20,186 9,958 7,338 50,417
2010 Sport GHL 788 3,650 NA
2010 Guided Harvest 1,086 2,698 NA
1Area 2A bycatch is the 2009 estimate as the 2010 estimate was not yet available.
2Includes the 2009 Alaskan subsistence harvest estimates.
3Treaty Indian ceremonial and subsistence fish authorized in the 2010 catch sharing plan.
4Includes 10,300 pounds of U32 (subliegal-sized) halibut retained in the 2009 Area 4DE Community Development Quota fisheries.
5Does not include poundage from the underage/overage programs in Area 2B or Alaska.
6Includes commercial, sport, and treaty subsistence catch.
7Includes commercial and sport catch
Fishing periods, number of fishing days, catch limit, commercial, research, and total catch (thousands of pounds, net weight) by regulatory area for the 1995 Pacific halibut commercial fishery.
Area Fishing Period No. Of Days Catch
Limit
Commercial
Catch
Research
Catch
Total
2A Treaty Indian Mar 5 - Jun 12

7 days directed, also
incidental fisheries

171

176

176
2A Commercial
Incidental in
Salmon Fishery
May 1 - Jul 2
63 161 2
2
Directed2 Jul 10
Jul 24
Aug 1
Aug 15
Aug 29
Sep 12
Sep 26
10-hrs
10-hrs
10-hrs
10-hrs
10-hrs
10-hrs
10-hrs
91
(105)1
76
25
6
28
21
6
6
105
14 119
2B 3/15 - 11/15 245 9,5203 9,512 113 9,625
2C4 3/15 - 11/15 245 9,000 7,766 7,761
3A 3/15 - 11/15 245 20,000 18,132 200 18,342
3B 3/15 - 11/15 245 3,700 3,117 10 3,112
4A 3/15 - 11/15 245 1,950 1,617 1,617
4B 3/15 - 11/15 245 2,310 1,680 1,680
4C 3/15 - 11/15 245 770 668 668
4D 3/15 - 11/15 245 770 643 643
4E 3/15 - 11/15 245 120 127 127
Grand Total 48,418 43,545 337 43,882

114,000 pounds carried over to directed commercial catch limit.
2Fishing period limits by vessel class.
3An additional 131,000 pounds available as carryover from 1994.
4Includes 52,000 pounds taken by Metlakatla Indians during additional fishing within reservation waters.

Fishing periods, number of fishing days, catch limit, commercial, research, and total catch (thousands of pounds, net weight) by regulatory area for the 1996 Pacific halibut commercial fishery.
Area Fishing Period No. Of Days Catch
Limit
Commercial
Catch
Research
Catch
Total
2A Treaty Indian Mar 15 - Apr 7

directed
incidental

142.8
25.2
230.0

155
13
168



168
2A Commercial
Incidental in
Salmon Fishery
May 1 - Jun 30
61 161 9
9
Directed Jul 102
Jul 242
10-hrs
10-hrs
91
(98)1
76
42
118
118
2B 3/15 - 11/15 245 9,5203 9,456 101 9,557
2C4 3/15 - 11/15 245 9,0005 8,737 123 8,860
3A 3/15 - 11/15 245 20,0005 19,318 378 19,696
3B 3/15 - 11/15 245 3,7005 3,360 302 3,662
4A 3/15 - 11/15 245 1,9505 1,694 1,694
4B 3/15 - 11/15 245 2,3105 2,075 2,075
4C 3/15 - 11/15 245 7705 680 680
4D 3/15 - 11/15 245 7705 703 703
4E 3/15 - 11/15 245 1205 120 120
Grand Total 48,415 46,438 904 47,342

17,000 pounds carried over to directed commercial catch limit.
2Fishing period limits by vessel class.
3An additional 12,600 pounds available as carryover from 1995.
4Includes 126,000 pounds taken by Metlakatla Indians during additional fishing within reservation waters.
5Additional net carryover pounds (thousands) from the underage program were 2C=289; 3A=485; 3B=33; 4A=11; 4B=106; 4C=13; 4D=4; 4E=0.

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