A public workshop to examine several issues related to Pacific halibut bycatch and life history is planned for April 24-25, 2012 in Seattle, Washington. The two-day workshop is jointly sponsored by the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) and the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC). The first day will consist of a series of presentations by staffs of IPHC, the U.S. National Marine Fisheries Service, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and independent scientists and fishing industry representatives on topics related to bycatch estimation, management, and its effects on halibut harvest strategy, as well as halibut growth and migration. The second day will consist of discussions of the previous day's topics by a science panel, including audience participation. Workshop materials will be posted on this page as they become available.


Workshop Reports and Presentations

Please note that paper copies of the presentations will be available at the meeting; however, we will not be providing copies of any reports. Attendees are advised to download and/or print copies for their own use.

General Background references


Session 1: Halibut Ecology


Session 2: Impacts of Halibut Bycatch

Session 3: Management of Halibut Bycatch