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from Annual Report 2004

Pacific halibut catch in thousands of pounds (net weight)

Area2A2B2C3A3B4Total
Commercial1 884 12,162 10,233 25,168 15,460 9,204 73,111
Sport 487 1,373 2,306 4,743 9 15 8,933
Bycatch Mortality:
O32 fish 367 140 149 1,520 393 2,725 5,294
U32 fish 136 121 205 2,084 837 3,764 7,147
Personal Use2 193 300 628 280 28 1224 1,377
Wastage:
O32 fish 0 31 76 15 40 37 199
U32 fish 4 299 274 675 716 131 2,099
Total 1,897 14,426 13,871 34,485 17,483 15,998 98,160
1Commercial catch includes IPHC research catch.
2Includes revised estimates for the 2003 subsistence harvest in Alaska.
3Treaty Indian ceremonial and subsistence harvest authorized in the Catch Sharing Plan.
4Includes 16,188 pounds of sublegal halibut retained in the 2004 Area 4DE Community Development Quota fishery.

from Annual Report 2005

Pacific halibut catch in thousands of pounds (net weight)

Area2A2B2C3A3B4Total
Commercial1 803 12,331 10,625 26,033 13,171 8,860 71,823
Sport 484 1,456 2,544 5,437 6 37 9,964
Bycatch Mortality:
O32 fish 170 190 140 1,320 360 2,950 5,130
U32 fish 116 166 200 1,810 765 3,897 6,954
Personal Use2 383 300 677 404 34 954 1,548
Wastage:
O32 fish 5 37 32 156 26 31 287
U32 fish 8 353 234 572 550 208 1,925
Total 1,624 14,833 14,452 35,732 14,912 16,078 97,631
1Commercial catch includes IPHC research catch.
2Includes revised estimates for the 2004 subsistence harvest in Alaska.
3Treaty Indian ceremonial and subsistence harvest authorized in the Catch Sharing Plan.
4Includes 16,200 pounds of sublegal halibut retained in the 2005 Area 4DE Community Development Quota fishery.
Fishing periods, number of fishing days, catch limit, commercial, research, and total catch (thousands of pounds, net weight) by regulatory area for the 2009 Pacific halibut commercial fishery.
Area Fishing Period Catch
Limit
No. Of Days Commercial
Catch
Research
Catch
Total
Catch
2A Treaty Indian Separately managed:
Mar 21 - Jul 15
117 224.4 224.4
Restricted:
Mar 21- May 9
50 78.9 78.9
Treaty Indian Total 303.5 303.3 0 303.3
2A Commercial
Incidental in
Salmon Fishery
May 1 - Nov 15 29.4 199 11.6 0 11.6
Incidental in
Sablefish
Fishery
May 1 - Oct 31 11.9 184 5.1 0 5.1
Directed Jun 241 10-hrs 82.7 0
Jul 81 10-hrs 82.5 0
Directed
Total
166.4 165.2 5 170.2
2A Total 511.2 485.2 5 490.2
Area Fishing Period Catch
Limit
Adjusted
Catch
Limit2
Commercial
Catch
Research
Catch
Total
Catch
2B 3/21 - 11/15 6,711.6 7,051.0 6,538.03 99 6,637.0
2C 3/21 - 11/15 5,020.0 5,253.0 4,866.04 89 4,955.0
3A 3/21 - 11/15 21,700.0 21,903.0 21,399.0 356 21,755.0
3B 3/21 - 11/15 10,900.0 10,995.0 10,616.0 165 10,781.0
4A 3/21 - 11/15 2,550.0 2,620.0 2,464.0 64 2,528.0
4B 3/21 - 11/15 1,870.0 1,896.0 1,534.0 59 1,593.0
4C 3/21 - 11/15 1,569.0 1,625.0 638.05 7 645.0
4D 3/21 - 11/15 1,569.0 1,609.0 2,186.05,6 24 2,210.0
4E 3/21 - 11/15 322.0 322.0 455.06 0 455.0
Alaska Total 45,500.0 46,223.0 44,158.0 764 44,922.0
Grand Total 52,722.8 53,785.2 51,181.2 868 52,049.2

1Fishing period limits by vessel class.
2Includes adjustments from the underage and overage programs.
3Includes pounds that were landed by Native communal commercial licenses (FL licenses).
4Includes pounds taken by Metlakatla Indians during additional fishing within reservation waters.
5Area 4C IFQ and CDQ can be fished in Area 4D by NMFS and IPHC regulations.
6Area 4D CDQ can be fished in Area 4E by NMFS and IPHC regulations.

Pacific Halibut Catch

Table 2A. Commercial catch of Pacific halibut by IPHC regulatory area (in thousands of pounds, net weight), 1980 - 1985. Regulatory areas are as defined in the year's regulations. The definitions changed during this time series (see IPHC Technical Report No. 27).
Catch
Regulatory Area 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985
2A1 22 202 221 265 431 493
2B 5,650 5,654 5,538 5,436 9,054 10,389
2C 3,238 4,010 3,500 6,398 5,847 9,207
3A 11,966 14,225 13,530 14,112 19,971 20,852
3B 277 451 4,800 7,751 6,503 10,888
Area 4 713 1,190 1,429 4,422 3,164 4,284
Total 21,866 25,732 29,008 38,384 44,970 56,113

Table 2B. Commecial catch of Pacific halibut by IPHC regulatory area (in thousands of pounds, net weight), 1986 - 1992. Regulatory areas are as defined in the year's regulations. The definitions changed during this time series (see IPHC Technical Report No. 27).
Catch
Regulatory Area 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992
2A1 581 592 486 472 325 355 437
2B 11,225 12,246 12,858 10,431 8,574 7,191 7,626
2C 10,611 10,685 11,369 9,532 9,734 8,687 9,819
3A 32,790 31,316 37,862 33,734 28,848 22,926 26,782
3B 8,831 7,758 7,082 7,843 8,694 11,934 8,620
4A 3,381 3,713 1,930 1,025 2,503 2,255 2,699
4B 261 1,501 1,593 2,651 1,333 1,513 2,317
4CDE 1,952 1,671 1,169 1,258 1,595 2,219 1,592
Total 69,632 69,482 74,349 66,946 61,606 57,080 59,892



Table 2C. Commercial catch of Pacific halibut by IPHC regulatory area (in thousands of pounds, net weight), 1993 - 1999.
Catch
Regulatory Area 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999
2A 504 370 283 295 395 460.1 431
2B 10,628 9,911 9,512 9,456 12,322 12,895 12,214
2C 11,290 10,379 7,766 8,737 9,753 9,666 9,902
3A 22,738 24,844 18,132 19,318 24,235 24,538 24,310
3B 7,855 3,860 3,117 3,360 8,729 10,464 13,160
4A 2,561 1,803 1,617 1,694 2,785 3,221 4,220
4B 1,962 2,017 1,680 2,075 3,213 2,788 3,452
4CDE 1,731 1,546 1,438 1,503 2,468 2,752 3,917
Total 59,269 54,730 43,545 46,438 63,899 66,784.1 71,606

Table 2D. Commercial catch of Pacific halibut by IPHC regulatory area (in thousands of pounds, net weight), 2000-2006.


Catch

Regulatory Area 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006
2A 483 664.1 838 809 870 787 820
2B 10,630 10,207 11,987 11,724 12,087 12,248 11,950
2C 8,266 8,273 8,455 8,286 10,116 10,489 10,397
3A 18,166 21,100 22,614 22,324 24,717 25,228 25,238
3B 14,888 15,993 17,003 16,965 15,180 12,874 10,565
4A 4,960 4,915 5,002 4,949 3,473 3,329 3,278
4B 4,560 4,388 4,030 3,817 2,683 1,923 1,542
4CDE 3,951 3,926 3,458 3,209 2,889 3,459 3,199
Total 65,904 69,466 73,387 72,084 76,505 70,337 66,989

Table 2E. Commercial catch of Pacific halibut by IPHC regulatory area (in thousands of pounds, net weight), 2007-2012.


Catch

Regulatory Area 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
2A 774 675.2 485.2 407 524 556
2B 9,694 7,683 6,538 6,607 6,612 5,8741
2C 8,346 6,145 4,866 4,390 2,363 2,5752
3A 26,133 24,166 21,399 20,186 14,379 11,735
3B 9,047 10,617 10,616 9,958 7,218 4,932
4A 2,786 2,973 2,464 2,265 2,316 1,543
4B 1,369 1,723 1,534 1,785 2,022 1,715
4CDE 3,830 3,852 3,279 3,288 3,413 2,328
Total 61,979 57,834.2 51,181.2 48,886 38,847 31,258
1Includes the pounds that were landed by Native communal commercial licenses (FL licenses).
2Includes the pounds taken in the Metlakatla fishery within the Annette Island Reserve.

Table 2F. Commercial catch of Pacific halibut by IPHC regulatory area (in thousands of pounds, net weight), 2013-2014.


Catch

Regulatory Area 2013 2014
2A 526 510
2B1 5,951 5,776
2C2 2,912 3,275
3A 10,852 7,383
3B 4,009 2,816
4A 1,207 833
4B 1,224 1,091
4CDE 1,759 1,243
Total 28,440 22,927
1Includes the pounds that were landed by Native communal commercial licenses (FL licenses).
2Includes the pounds taken in the Metlakatla fishery within the Annette Island Reserve.

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