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from Annual Report 2006

Pacific halibut catch in thousands of pounds (net weight)

Area2A2B2C3A3B4Total
Commercial1 829 12,005 10,492 25,714 10,792 8,149 67,981
Sport 516 2,262 3,033 6,088 11 63 11,973
Bycatch Mortality:
  O32 fish 235 151 216 1,246 452 2,555 4,855
  U32 fish 163 169 125 1,693 812 4,321 7,283
Personal Use2 383 300 598 429 46 128 1,539
Wastage:
  O32 fish 2 36 21 51 11 18 139
  U32 fish 4 466 286 712 472 144 2,084
Total 1,787 15,389 14,771 35,993 12,596 15,378 95,854
1Commercial catch includes IPHC research catch.
2Figures include final 2006 estimates for Areas 2A and 2B, and 2005 subsistence harvest for Alaskan areas.
3Treaty Indian ceremonial and subsistence fish authorized in the Catch Sharing Plan.
4Includes 23,200 pounds of sublegal halibut retained in the 2005 Area 4DE Community Development Quota.

from Annual Report 2007

Pacific halibut catch in thousands of pounds (net weight)

Area2A2B2C3A3B4Total
Commercial 774 9,694 8,346 26,133 9,047 7,985 61,979
Sport 504 1,556 3,049 6,283 10 46 11,448
Bycatch Mortality1:
  O32 fish 250 150 210 990 450 2,880 4,930
  U32 fish 120 200 130 1,780 790 4,200 7,220
Personal Use2 333 300 580 382 49 1374 1,481
Wastage:
  O32 fish 3 29 25 53 18 24 152
  U32 fish 16 438 267 918 423 224 2,286
IPHC Research 15 78 127 360 202 109 891
Total 1,715 12,445 12,734 36,899 10,989 15,605 90,387
1Bycatch estimates for Area 2A are from 2006, the most recent year from which data area available.
2Estimates for areas off Alaska are from 2006, the most recent year from which data area available.
3Treaty Indian ceremonial and subsistence fish authorized in the 2007 Catch Sharing Plan.
4Includes 19,700 pounds of sublegal halibut retained in the 2006 Area 4DE Community Development Quota.

from Annual Report 2008

Pacific halibut catch in thousands of pounds (net weight)

Area2A2B2C3A3B4Total
Commercial 675 7,683 6,145 24,166 10,617 8,548 57,834
Sport 481 1,536 3,083 5,629 18 43 10,790
Bycatch Mortality:
  O32 fish 1411 67 216 1,058 485 2,259 4,226
  U32 fish 1571 64 128 1,906 853 3,329 6,437
Personal Use2 303 405 525 372 48 1064 1,486
Wastage:
  O32 fish <1 22 12 61 4 33 132
  U32 fish 15 262 212 924 681 243 2,337
IPHC Research 7 73 61 355 131 106 733
Total 1,506 10,112 10,382 34,471 12,837 14,667 83,975
1Area 2A bycatch is the 2007 estimate as the 2008 estimate will not be available until 2009.
2Figures shown for Alaskan areas are for 2007, the latest data available.
3Treaty Indian ceremonial and subsistence fish authorized in the 2008 Catch Sharing Plan.
4Includes 19,000 pounds of sublegal halibut retained in the 2007 Area 4DE Community Development Quota.

Pacific halibut catch in thousands of pounds (net weight)

Area2A2B2C3A3B4Total
Commercial 485 6,538 4,866 21,399 10,616 7,277 51,181
Sport 458 1,098 2,546 4,531 25 39 8,697
Bycatch Mortality:
  O32 fish 250 110 220 1,070 490 2,460 4,600
  U32 fish 140 110 130 1,920 860 3,620 6,780
Personal Use1 30 405 458 337 42 71 1,343
Wastage:
  O32 fish 1 20 10 44 22 34 131
  U32 fish 15 231 262 1,118 773 225 2,624
IPHC Research 5 99 89 356 165 154 868
Total Removals 1,384 8,611 8,581 30,775 12,993 13,880 76,224
2009 Catch Limit 9502 7,6303 5,020 21,700 10,900 7,880 54,080
2009 Catch 9732 7,6363 4,866 21,399 10,616 7,277 52,767
1Includes the 2008 Alaskan subsistence harvest estimates and the Area 4 value includes 22,000 pounds of sublegal halibut retained in the 2008 Area 4DE Community Development Quota fishery.
2Includes commercial, sport, and treaty ceremonial and subsistence catch.
3Includes commercial and sport catch

Industry Features

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Commercial halibut fishery updates from Alaska, British Columbia, and the U.S. West Coast.

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