The Commission invites the public to submit requests for 2016 regulatory changes (season length, clearances in Area 4, logbook reporting measures, etc.) or management actions for review at the Annual Meeting. The deadline date for submission is October 31, 2015. The Commission will not guarantee consideration of proposals received after this date. The submission form can be downloaded using the link below or can be requested by calling the Commission offices at (206) 634-1838. A summary of all proposals will be posted on the IPHC website when available.

Completed forms can be submitted by:

FAX: (206) 632-2983

Mail: 2320 W. Commodore Way, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98199-1287, U.S.A.

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Industry proposals submitted to date

NumberTopicSubmitted byReceived
1 Lower the commercial fishery size limit to 30 inches. Per Odegaard
(Fishing Vessel Owners' Association Incorporated)
2 Amend current IPHC fish ticket reporting requirements for Area 2A tribes to record Tribal Identification Number. This number is not a Vessel Identification Number. Lorraine Loomis
(Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission)
3 Revise US commercial fishing logbook requirements for operators to complete a logbook for fishing trips, from the current definition of when fishing for halibut, to if a landing occurs. Dan Falvey
(Alaska Longline Fishermen's Assn)
4 Establish a maximum size retention limit of 60 inches for Pacific Halibut in all regulatory areas for both the sport and commercial fisheries. KC Dochtermann
(Commercial Halibut Fisherman (AK))
5 Document and release halibut >72". Use of barbless hooks. Doug Hatfield 12/31/2015

Agency proposals submitted to date

NumberTopicSubmitted byReceived
1 Retention of halibut in sablefish pots in the Gulf of Alaska
 -NPFMC discussion paper


North Pacific Fishery Management Council