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The 2013 total removals (thousands of pounds, net weight), 2014 catch limits and catch of Pacific halibut by IPHC regulatory area.

Area2A2B2C3A3B4Total
Commercial 526 5,951 2,912 10,852 4,009 4,190 28,440
Sport1 507 822 1,627 3,715 20 25 6,716
Bycatch Mortality2






O26 fish 119 185 8 927 621 3,186 5,046
U26 fish 10 40 0 510 260 2,020 2,840
Personal Use3 29 405 396 254 16 324 1,132
Wastage Mortality 27 207 107 518 407 163 1,429
IPHC Research 16 92 121 225 82 67 6035
Total Removals 1,234 7,702 5,171 17,001 5,415 9,683 46,206
2013 Catch Limit6 9907 7,0388 2,970 11,030 4,290 4,710 31,028
2013 Catch 1,0627 6,7738 2,912 10,852 4,009 4,190 29,798
2013 Sport GHL

788 2,734

NA
2013 Guided harvest

723 2,271

NA
1Alaska sport estimates are preliminary; Areas 2A and 2B are final estimates.
2Area 2A bycatch is the 2012 estimate as the 2013 estimate will not be available until 2014.
3Includes 2012 Alaskan subsistence harvest estimates.
4Includes 10,000 pounds of U32 halibut retained in the 2013 Area 4DE Community Development Quota.
5Includes pounds discarded at the dock and differences due to rounding.
6Does not include pounds from the underage/overage programs in Area 2B or Alaska.
7Includes commercial, sport, and treaty subsistence allocations and catch.
8Includes commercial and sport allocations and catch.

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