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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 1997 Pacific halibut commercial fishery.
Area Fishing Period No. Of Days Catch
Limit
Commercial
Catch
Research
Catch
Total
2A Treaty Indian Mar 15 - Mar 27

directed
incidental

195.5
34.5
230.0
201
27
228


228
2A Commercial
Incidental in
Salmon Fishery
May 1 - Jun 30
61 21.61 19
19
Directed Jul 82 10-hrs 122.6
(126.6)1
148 18 166
2B 3/15 - 11/15 245 12,5003 12,322 98 12,420
2C4 3/15 - 11/15 245 10,0005 9,753 166 9,920
3A 3/15 - 11/15 245 25,0005 24,235 393 24,628
3B 3/15 - 11/15 245 9,0005 8,729 343 9,072
4A 3/15 - 11/15 245 2,9405 2,785 122 2,907
4B 3/15 - 11/15 245 3,4805 3,213 105 3,318
4C 3/15 - 11/15 245 1,1605 1,101 16 1,117
4D 3/15 - 11/15 245 1,1605 1,116 37 1,152
4E 3/15 - 11/15 245 2605 251 251
Grand Total 65,874 63,899 1,299 65,198

14,000 pounds carried over from the incidental to directed commercial catch limit at time of fishery, due to troll catch estimate of 17,600.
2Fishing period limits by vessel class.
3An Additional 81,000 pounds available as carryover from 1996
4Includes 88,000 pounds taken by Metlakatla Indians during additional fishing within reservation waters.
5Additional net carryover pounds (thousands) from the underage program were 2C=271; 3A=446; 3B=76; 4A=45; 4B=84; 4C=21; 4D=19; 4E=0.

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