IPHC Publications

The IPHC publishes three serial publications (Annual Reports, Scientific Reports, and Technical Reports) and also prepares and distributes regulation pamphlets and information bulletins.

Electronic copies of all these publications are also available through the links below.

To order hardcopies of these documents, please contact the IPHC.


Annual Meetings

Documents are also produced for our Annual Meetings in January. These include the Bluebook, which contains the Meeting agenda and staff presentations, and the Staff Regulatory Proposals which list catch limit and regulation change recommendations for the coming year. Only the 1998-Present documents are currently available.


General Information Handouts

Background information sheets distributed at IPHC meetings.


External Meetings

The staff of the IPHC frequently present at outside conferences. Copies of posters and presentations are available online.


Flat or Fiction

Our publication for young people, produced by Lauri Sadorus and Birgit Soderlund.

Education Curriculum

Related to Flat or Fiction, former IPHC sampler and current educator Renee O'Neill has developed a curriculum geared toward students between grades 5 and 8, though it can be adapted for high school. This four lesson unit teaches the basics of fisheries management and allows students to take on the various roles and perspectives of ocean organisms, fishers, biologists, and managers. The unit integrates math, economics, technology, geography, and civics.

  • Complete package (zip file, 24 M) includes:
    • Lesson plan (pdf)
    • Four PowerPoint slideshows
    • Slideshow notes (pdf)


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