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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

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