Document Title PDF Link PPT
Slides
Availability
IPHC-2017-AM093-Rnewmini Report of the 93rd Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM093)  pdf   03 March 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-H IPHC Annual Meeting Handout (Bluebook)  pdf   19 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-01 DRAFT: Agenda & Schedule for the 93rd Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM093)  pdf   23 December 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-02 DRAFT: List of Documents for the 93rd Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM093)
 pdf   03 January 2017
Updated 30 Jan 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-03 Update on actions arising from the 92nd Annual Meeting, 2016 Work Meeting and the 92nd Interim Meeting (D. Wilson)  pdf   03 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-04 State of the Fishery (2016) (J. Goen)  pdf  Presentation slides 12 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-05 Space-time modelling of IPHC fishery-independent setline survey WPUE and NPUE data (R. Webster)  pdf  Presentation slides 12 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-06 Fishery-independent setline survey expansion through 2019 (R. Webster)  pdf  Presentation slides 09 January 2017 
IPHC-2017-AM093-06 ADD_1 Revised IPHC Regulatory Area 2A fishery-independent setline survey plan for 2017 (IPHC Secretariat)  pdf   17 February 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-06 ADD_2 Revised IPHC Regulatory Area 2A fishery-independent setline survey plan for 2017: Additional questions, responses and final decision (IPHC Secretariat)  pdf   06 March 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-07 Assessment of the Pacific halibut stock at the end of 2016 (I. Stewart and D. Wilson)  pdf  Presentation slides 11 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-08 Draft Pacific halibut apportionment and catch tables (I. Stewart)  pdf  Presentation slides 09 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-09 IPHC Management Strategy Evaluation update (A. Hicks and I. Stewart)  pdf  Presentation slides 11 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-10_Rev_1 Regulatory proposals for 2017: IPHC Secretariat overview (J. Goen)  pdf  Presentation slides 11 & 17 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-11 IPHC 5-year Biological and Ecosystem Science research program (J. Planas)  pdf  Presentation slides 06 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-12 Financial Statement for FY2016 (M. Larsen)      
IPHC-2017-AM093-13 Independent auditor's report (2016) (M. Larsen)      
IPHC-2017-AM093-14 Handling of the annual budget carryover (M. Larsen and D. Wilson)      
IPHC-2017-AM093-15 Budget estimates for FY2017, 2018 and tentatively for 2019 (M. Larsen)      
IPHC-2017-AM093-16 Amendment of the IPHC Rules of Procedure (2014) (D. Wilson)  pdf   04 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-17 Update on progress regarding the implementation of the 1st IPHC Performance Review recommendations (S. Keith and D. Wilson)  pdf   10 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-18 Planning for the 2nd IPHC Performance Review (D. Wilson)  pdf  Presentation slides 10 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-19 IPHC communications - Website review (K. Jernigan and S. Keith)  pdf  Presentation slides 11 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-20 IPHC meetings calendar (2017-19) (S. Keith)  pdf   06 January 2017

Agency reports for 2016

IPHC-2017-AM093-AR01 Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC)  pdf   20 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR02 NMFS West Coast Region  pdf   11 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR03 U.S. Coast Guard enforcement Report (IPHC Areas 2A, 2C, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E) to the International Pacific Halibut Commission (11th, 13th and 17th Districts)  pdf   05 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR04 NOAA-NMFS Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) West coast enforcement division report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission  pdf   09 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR05 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW)  pdf   09 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR06_Rev_1 Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW): Report on the 2016 Oregon Recreational and Commercial Pacific Halibut Fisheries and Economic Impacts of 2017 Catch Alternatives  pdf   04 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR07 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW): Report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission on 2016 California Fisheries  pdf   06 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR08a Fisheries and Oceans Canada 2016 IPHC Annual Report  pdf   06 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR08b 2016 Canadian Recreational Fishery Halibut Catch Report  pdf   06 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR08c_Rev_1 Canadian report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission on 2016 halibut fishery enforcement activities  pdf   06 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR09 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC): Annual management letter(C. Oliver and D. Hull)  pdf   03 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR10 Annual Report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission from the Alaska Region, National Marine Fisheries Service  pdf  Presentation slides 06 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR11 Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG)  pdf  Presentation slides 04 November 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR12 NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement (OLE): Alaska enforcement division report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission  pdf  Presentation slides 06 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-AR13 Alaska State Troopers Department of Public Safety Division of Alaska Wildlife Troopers Report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission  pdf   09 January 2017

Regulatory proposals for 2017

IPHC Staff Regulatory proposals for 2017

IPHC-2017-AM093-PropA Head-on landed weight requirement for the commercial fishery, including removal of the 24” head-off minimum size limit (IPHC Secretariat)  pdf   30 December 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropB IPHC Closed Area – removal (IPHC Secretariat)  pdf   30 December 2016

Agency Regulatory proposals for 2017

IPHC-2017-AM093-PropC Fishing in Multiple Regulatory Areas in Alaska (NMFS-OLE, AK)  pdf   23 November 2016

Stakeholder Regulatory proposals for 2017

IPHC-2017-AM093-PropD Upgrade the US-Canada Treaty (J. Whitethorn)  pdf   26 October 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropE Drop the Blue Line (J. Whitethorn)  pdf   26 October 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropF  Drop IPHC setline survey (J. Whitethorn)  pdf   26 October 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropG Closure of the Nursery Area (J. Whitethorn)  pdf   26 October 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropH Catch limit: Coastwide (P. Ewing)  pdf   24 June 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropI None provided (J. Kearns)  pdf   29 October 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropJ Elimination of Law requiring skin to be left on Halibut (J. Shirk)  pdf   16 October 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropK Amend Federal Regulation 28(i)(d) (S. Reihemann)  pdf   24 October 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropL Charter Boat Trip Limits 3A #1 (M. Erickson)  pdf   31 October 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropM Charter Boat Trip Limits 3A #2 (M. Erickson)  pdf   31 October 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropN Guided Angler 3A Daily (M. Erickson)  pdf   31 October 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropO Clarify regulations about use/possession of pot gear while commercially fishing for halibut (P. Wyman)  pdf   31 October 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-PropP Size Limit Clarification (P. Thompson)  pdf   28 October 2016

Catch limit comments for 2017

IPHC-2017-AM093-PropQ Stakeholder Catch Limit Proposals (Various)  pdf  Presentation slides 30 December 2016

Reports from IPHC bodies (2016/17)

IPHC-2016-AM092-M Draft: Minutes of the 92nd Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM092)     Available
upon acceptance
IPHC-2016-IM092-R Report of the 92nd Session of the IPHC Interim Meeting (IM092)  pdf   30 December 2016
IPHC-2016-SRB08-R Report of the 8th Session of the IPHC Scientific Review Board (SRB08)  pdf  Presentation slides 30 December 2016
IPHC-2016-SRB09-R Report of the 9th Session of the IPHC Scientific Review Board (SRB09)  pdf  Presentation slides 30 December 2016
IPHC-2016-MSAB07-R Report of the 7th Session of the IPHC Management Strategy Advisory Board (MSAB07)  pdf   30 December 2016
IPHC-2016-MSAB08-R Report of the 8th Session of the IPHC Management Strategy Advisory Board (MSAB08)  pdf  Presentation slides 30 December 2016
IPHC-2016-RAB18-R Report of the 18th Session of the IPHC Research Advisory Board (RAB18)  pdf  Presentation slides 30 December 2016
IPHC-2017-CB087-R Report of the 87th Session of the IPHC Conference Board (CB87)  pdf   26 January 2017
Updated 30 Jan 2017
IPHC-2017-PAG22-R Report of the 22nd Session of the IPHC Processor Advisory Group (PAG22)  pdf   30 January 2017

Information papers

IPHC-2017-AM093-INF01 Understanding the IPHC harvest decision table  pdf   30 December 2016
IPHC-2017-AM093-INF02 A80 bycatch reduction program update  pdf  Presentation slides 06 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-INF03 Background information for Regulatory Proposal PropB – IPHC Closed Area - Removal (IPHC Secretariat)  pdf   20 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-INF04 North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) collaboration  pdf  Presentation slides 19 January 2017
IPHC-2017-AM093-INF05 NMFS response to PropO question 1  Presentation slides   26 January 2017   
IPHC-2017-AM093-ISO Image file containing all the documents    

                                                                                                  

Schedule for the 93rd Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM093)

   

Monday, 23 January 2017

a.m. 9:00 - 12:00 Executive Session & IPHC Finance and Administration Committee: Closed session (in Harbour Room)
p.m. 12:00 - 13:00 Lunch
    93rd Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM093)
  13:00 - 13:15 1. Opening of the Sessions: Open session (in Arbutus Room)
  13:15 - 13:30

2. Adoption of the agenda and arrangements for the Session

  • IPHC-2017-AM093-01: Draft: Agenda & Schedule for the 93rd Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM093)
  • IPHC-2017-AM093-02: Draft: List of Documents for the 93rd Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM093)
  13:30 - 13:40

3. Update on actions arising from the 92nd Annual Meeting, 2016 Work Meeting, and the 92nd Interim Meeting

  • IPHC-2017-AM093-03: Update on actions arising from the 92nd Annual Meeting, 2016 Work Meeting, and the 92nd Interim Meeting (D. Wilson)
  • IPHC-2016-AM092-M: Draft: Minutes of the 92nd Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM092)
  • IPHC-2016-IM092-R: Report of the 92nd Session of the IPHC Interim Meeting (IM092)
  13:40 - 14:15

4. State of the fishery (2016)

  14:15 - 14:45

5. Stock status of Pacific halibut (2016) and harvest decision table (2017)

     5.1 Stock assessment inputs (Spatio-temporal modelling of survey data)

     5.2 Fishery-independent setline survey expansion through 2019

  14:45 - 15:30

     5.3 Stock assessment modelling (2016) & Draft harvest decision table (2017)

  15:30 - 15:45 Break
  15:45 - 16:30

     5.3 Stock assessment modelling (2016) and Draft harvest decision table (2017) (cont.)

     5.4 Updated Pacific halibut catch tables (2017)

  16:30 - 17:00 Public comment and questions (Agenda Items 4 & 5)
     
   

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

a.m. 8:00 - 8:30 IPHC Executive Session: Closed session (in Harbour Room)
  9:00 - 10:00

6. Management Strategy Evaluation: Open session (in Arbutus Room)

     6.1 IPHC Management Strategy Evaluation update

     6.2 Report of the IPHC Management Strategy Advisory Board (MSAB) [Presentation]

  • IPHC-2016-MSAB07-R: Report of the 7th Session of the IPHC Management Strategy Advisory Board (MSAB07)
  • IPHC-2016-MSAB08-R: Report of the 8th Session of the IPHC Management Strategy Advisory Board (MSAB08)
  10:00 - 10:30 Public comment and questions (Agenda Item 6)
  10:30 - 10:45
Break
  10:45 - 12:00
7. Regulatory proposals for 2017

     7.1 IPHC proposals

     7.2 Agency proposals

     7.3 Stakeholder proposals

 p.m. 12:00 - 12:30 Public comment and questions (Agenda Item 7)
  12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  13:30 - 15:30

8. Agency reports Open session (in Harbour Room)

     8.1 Regulatory Area 2A (U.S. west coast)

  • IPHC-2017-AM093-AR01: Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC)
  • IPHC-2017-AM093-AR02: NMFS Report: Report on the 2016 Pacific halibut fisheries in Area 2A
  • IPHC-2017-AM093-AR03: US Coast Guard Enforcement Report (IPHC Areas 2A, 2C, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4C, 4D, and 4E) to the International Pacific Halibut Commission (11th, 13th, and 17th Districts)
  • IPHC-2017-AM093-AR04: NOAA-NMFS Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) West Coast Enforcement Division Report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission
  • IPHC-2017-AM093-AR05: Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) Summary of Washington Pacific Halibut Fisheries Management in 2016
  • IPHC-2017-AM093-AR06_Rev_1: Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW): Report on the 2016 Oregon Recreational and Commercial Pacific Halibut Fisheries and Economic Impacts of 2017 Catch Alternatives
  • IPHC-2017-AM093-AR07: California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW): Report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission on 2016 California Fisheries

     8.2 Regulatory Area 2B (British Columbia)

  15:30 - 15:45
Break
  15:45 - 16:30 Public comment and questions (Agenda Items 8.1 - 8.2)
  16:30 - 17:00

8. Agency reports: Open session (in Harbour Room)

     8.3 Regulatory Area 2C/3/4 (AK)

     
   

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

a.m. 8:00 - 8:30 Executive Session: Closed session (in Harbour Room)
  9:00 - 10:30
8. Agency reports (cont.): Open session (in Harbour Room)
     8.3 Regulatory Area 2C/3/4 (AK)
  10:30-10:45 Break
  10:45 - 12:30 Public comment and questions (Agenda Item 8.3)
p.m. 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  13:30 - 15:00

9. IPHC Research and 5-year research program Open session (in Harbour Room)

     9.1 IPHC 5-year Biological & Ecosystem Science research program

     9.2 Reports of the IPHC Scientific Review Board

     9.3 Report of the 18th Session of the IPHC Research Advisory Board (RAB18)

  15:00 - 15:30
Public comment and questions (Agenda Item 9)
  15:30 - 15:45
Break
  15:45 - 17:00
10. Finance and administration: Closed session (in Harbour Room)

     10.1 Financial Statement for FY2016

  • IPHC-2017-AM093-12: Financial Statement for FY2016 (M. Larsen)

     10.2 Annual independent auditor's report

  • IPHC-2017-AM093-13: Annual independent auditor's report (2016 (M. Larsen)

     10.3 Performance Review: Handling of the annual budget carryover

  • IPHC-2017-AM093-14: Handling of the annual budget carryover (M. Larsen & D. Wilson)

     10.4 Proposed budgets for FY2017, 2018 and tentatively for 2019

  • Proposed budgets for FY2017, 2018 and tentatively for 2019 (M. Larsen & D. Wilson)
     
   

Thursday, 26 January 2017

a.m. 8:00 - 8:30 Executive Session: Closed session (in Harbour Room)
  9:00 - 9:30

11. Report of the 87th Session of the IPHC Conference Board (CB087) Open Session (in Arbutus Room)

  • IPHC-2017-CB087-R: Report of the 87th Session of the IPHC Conference Board (CB087)
  9:30 - 10:00

12. Report of the 22nd Session of the IPHC Processor Advisory Group (PAG022)

  • IPHC-2017-PAG022-R: Report of the 22nd Session of the IPHC Processor Advisory Group (PAG022)
  10:00 - 10:30 Public comment and questions (Agenda Items 11 and 12)
  10:30 - 10:45 Break
  10:45 - 12:30

7. Regulatory proposals for 2017 (cont.)

     7.4 Stakeholder catch limit proposals

p.m. 12:30 - 13:30 Lunch
  13:30 - 15:30
(in Arbutus Room)

10. Finance and administration: Open session (cont.)

     10.5 IPHC Rules of Procedure (2014)

     10.6 Performance Review: Update on progress regarding the implementation of the 1st IPHC Performance Review recommendations

  • IPHC-2017-AM093-17: Update on progress regarding the implementation of the 1st IPHC Performance Review recommendations (S. Keith & D. Wilson)

     10.7 Performance Review: Planning for the 2nd IPHC Performance Review

  13:30 - 15:45 Break
  15:45 - 16:30

13. IPHC communications and outreach

  16:30 - 17:00 Public comment and questions (Agenda Items 10, 13)
     
   

Friday, 27 January 2017

a.m. 8:00 - 9:00
Executive Session: Closed session (in Arbutus Room)
  9:30 - 12:00

Revisit and approve/not approve/defer: Open session (in Arbutus Room)

  • Catch limits for 2017
  • Regulatory Proposals
  • Other actions as necessary
p.m. 12:00 - 12:30 Final public comment session (all agenda items)
  12:30 - 13:00

14. Other business

     14.1 Election of a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson

     14.2 IPHC meetings calendar (2017-19)

  13:00 - 13:30

15. The process for 'Review of the draft and adoption of the Report of the 93rd Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM093)'

     15.1 Draft: Report of the 93rd Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM093)

     15.2 News Releases: Content and schedule

Document Title PDF Link PPT
Slides
Availability
IPHC-2018-AM094-01 DRAFT: Agenda & Schedule for the 94th Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM094)  pdf   24 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-02 DRAFT: List of Documents for the 94th Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM094) - 1 Dec 2017  pdf   24 Oct 2017
1 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-03 Update on actions arising from the 93rd Annual Meeting (AM093), and the 93rd Interim Meeting (IM093) (IPHC Secretariat)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-04 Report of the IPHC Secretariat (2017) (IPHC Secretariat)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-05 Fishery statistics (2017) (L. Erikson & J. Goen)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-06 Fishery Independent Setline Survey (FISS) design and implementation in 2017, including current and future expansions (T. Geernaert)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-07 Space-time modelling of IPHC fishery-independent setline survey data (R. Webster)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-08 Pacific halibut Executive Summary (I. Stewart, A. Hicks & D. Wilson)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-09 Overview of data sources (I. Stewart)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-10 Stock assessment of the Pacific halibut stock at the end of 2017 (I. Stewart & A. Hicks)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-11 Preliminary Pacific halibut catch tables (I. Stewart) pdf    1 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-12 IPHC Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE): update (A. Hicks) pdf    2 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-13 IPHC 5-year Biological and Ecosystem Science research program: update (J. Planas)  pdf    6 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-14 Evaluation of the IPHC’s 32” minimum size limit (I. Stewart & A. Hicks) pdf    1 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-15 Update on progress regarding the implementation of the 1st IPHC Performance Review recommendations (S. Keith & D. Wilson) pdf    1 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-16 2nd IPHC Performance Review: Update (D. Wilson) pdf    1 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-17 Financial Statement for FY2017 (M. Larsen)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-18 Independent auditor’s report (2017) (M. Larsen)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-19 Handling of the annual budget carryover (M. Larsen & D. Wilson)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-20 Budget estimates for FY2018 and 2019 (for approval) and tentatively for 2020 (M. Larsen & D. Wilson)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-21 Draft: IPHC Financial Regulations (2018) (M. Larsen)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-22 IPHC meetings calendar (2018-20) (S. Keith) pdf    11 Dec 2017
 12 Dec 2017

Agency reports for 2017

IPHC-2018-AM094-AR01 Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) update pdf    12 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR02 NMFS Report: Report on the 2017 Pacific halibut fisheries in Area 2A      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR03 U.S. Coast Guard enforcement Report (IPHC Areas 2A, 2C, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E) to the International Pacific Halibut Commission (11th, 13th and 17th Districts)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR04 NOAA-NMFS Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) West coast enforcement division report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR05 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW): Summary of Washington Pacific Halibut Fisheries Management in 2017      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR06 Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW): Report on the 2017 Oregon Recreational and Commercial Pacific Halibut Fisheries      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR07 Oregon State Police Halibut Enforcement Summary pdf    13 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR08 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW): Report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission on 2017 California Fisheries      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR09 Fisheries and Oceans Canada 2017: IPHC Annual Report      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR10 2017 Canadian Recreational Fishery Halibut Catch Report      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR11 Canadian report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission on 2017 halibut fishery enforcement activities      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR12 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC): Annual management letter      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR13 Annual Report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission from the Alaska Region, National Marine Fisheries Service      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR14 Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG)Recreation Report pdf    13 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR15 Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) Subsistence Report pdf    23 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR16 NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement (OLE): Alaska enforcement division report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission      
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR17 Alaska State Troopers Department of Public Safety Division of Alaska Wildlife Troopers Report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission      

Regulatory proposals for 2018

IPHC Secretariat Regulatory proposals for 2018

IPHC-2018-AM094-PropA1 IPHC Closed Area (Sect. 10) (IPHC Secretariat)      
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropA2 Fishing Periods (Sect. 8) (IPHC Secretariat)  pdf    26 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropA3 Removal of exemption for VMS requirement for IPHC Regulatory Area 4 clearances (Sect. 15) (IPHC Secretariat)  pdf    27 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropA4 IPHC Fishery Regulations: minor amendments (IPHC Secretariat)  pdf    27 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropA5 Discussion paper: Frozen-at-sea exemption for head-on requirement (Sect. 13) (IPHC Secretariat)  pdf    27 Oct 2017

Agency Regulatory proposals for 2018

IPHC-2018-AM094-PropB1 CDQ Leasing in IPHC Regulatory Area 4 (NMFS) pdf   29 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropB2 Clarify Alaska Sport Fishery Regulations (NMFS) pdf   29 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropB3 Clarify Head-On Weight Requirement in Alaska Commercial Fisheries (NMFS) pdf   29 Oct 2017

Stakeholder Regulatory proposals for 2018

IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC1 Catch limit proposals (Sect. 11) (Various) pdf   1 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC2 Preserving catch on private live-aboard vessels
(Andrew Cooper, Private Sport Fisherman)
pdf   16 Aug 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC3 For unguided sport fishing
(Patricia Phillips, Pacific Fishing Inc.)
pdf   14 Sep 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC4 Sport Fishing for Halibut - Cleaning Regulations
(Steve Riehemann, Captain/Private Vessel Owner)
pdf   22 Sep 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC5 Elimination of Law Requiring Skin to Be Left on Halibut Fillets
(James Shirk, Recreational Fisherman)
pdf   13 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC6 Exemption from Processing Limitations for Recreational Live-Aboard Vessels
(David Robertson, Recreational Fisherman)
pdf   16 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC7 Eliminate the Requirement for a Charter Halibut Permit
(Steve Riehemann, Private Vessel Captain)
pdf   18 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC8 Allow Shellfish Pots on Commercial Halibut Vessels
(Alaska Longline Fishermen's Assoc., ALFA)
pdf   22 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC9 Processing Halibut into Greater Than Four Filets
(Mark Cowart, Sports Fisherman)
pdf   24 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC10 Revision to the Method Used to Measure Length of Halibut
(Richard Yamada, Alaska Charter Assoc.)
pdf   25 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC11 Long Term Storage of Halibut Aboard Pleasure Vessels
(Lee Thompson, Private Sport Fisherman)
pdf   25 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC12 Long Term Storage of Halibut on Full Time Cruising Vessels
(Wayne Cornell, Private Sport Fisherman)
pdf   25 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC13 Allowing Retention of Halibut in Pot Gear in the Bering Sea
(Jeff Kauffman, St. Paul Fishing Company)
pdf   27 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC14 Status Quo Harvest Measures for Guided Anglers in Area 3A
(Richard Yamada, Alaska Charter Assoc.)
pdf   27 Oct 2017

Reports from IPHC bodies (2017/18)

IPHC-2017-SRB10-R Report of the 10th Session of the IPHC Scientific Review Board (SRB10) pdf    11 Jul 2017
IPHC-2017-SRB11-R Report of the 11th Session of the IPHC Scientific Review Board (SRB11) pdf    29 Sep 2017
IPHC-2017-MSAB09-R Report of the 9th Session of the IPHC Management Strategy Advisory Board (MSAB09) pdf    22 May 2017
IPHC-2017-MSAB10-R Report of the 10th Session of the IPHC Management Strategy Advisory Board (MSAB10) pdf    27 Oct 2017
IPHC-2016-CB088-R Report of the 88th Session of the IPHC Conference Board (CB088)      
IPHC-2017-PAB023-R Report of the 23rd Session of the IPHC Processor Advisory Board (PAB023)      
IPHC-2017-IM093-R Report of the 93rd Session of the IPHC Interim Meeting (IM093) pdf   2 Dec 2017

Information papers

IPHC-2018-AM094-INF01 Understanding the IPHC harvest decision table (2018)  pdf   1 Dec 2017
Documents associated with the agenda items below will be linked as they become available.

 

   

Monday - January 25

a.m. 8:30 - 9:30 Executive Session I (closed)
  9:00 - 10:30 Conference Board (CB) and Processor Advisory Group (PAG) Meeting with Management Strategy Advisory Board (MSAB) Co-Chairs
  9:30 - 11:30 IPHC Finance and Administration Committee I (closed)
  10:30 - 12:00 Seabird Bycatch Avoidance Workshop
p.m. 1:00 - 5:00
  5:00 - 7:00 United States Sectional Meeting
  5:00 - 7:00 Canadian Sectional Meeting
     
   

Tuesday - January 26

a.m. 8:00 - 8:30 IPHC Executive Session II (closed)
a.m. 8:30 - 10:00
IPHC Public Session II (webcast)
  10:30 - 12:00
IPHC Administrative Session I (webcast)
  10:30 - 5:00
Conference Board (CB) Session I
  10:30 - 5:00
Processor Advisory Group (PAG) Session I
 p.m. 1:30 - 5:00
IPHC Administrative Session II (webcast)
  7:00 - 9:30
IPHC Reception at Convention Center
     
   

Wednesday - January 27

a.m. 8:00 - 12:00
Conference Board (CB) Session II
  8:00 - 12:00
Processor Advisory Group (PAG) Session II
  8:00 - 8:30
IPHC Executive Session III (closed)
  8:30 - 12:00
IPHC Administrative Session III (webcast)
p.m. 1:00 - 5:00
Conference Board (CB) Session III
  1:00 - 5:00
Processor Advisory Group (PAG) Session III
  1:30 - 3:30
IPHC Administrative Session IV (webcast)
  3:30 - 5:00
IPHC Finance and Administration Committee II (closed)
     
   

Thursday - January 28

a.m. 8:00 - 8:30 IPHC Executive Session IV (closed)
  9:00 - 10:30
IPHC, CB, and PAG Joint Public Session (webcast)
  10:30 - 12:00
IPHC Administrative Session V (webcast)
p.m. 1:30 - TBD
IPHC Administrative Session VI (webcast)
     
   

Friday - January 29

a.m. 7:30 - 8:30
IPHC Executive Session V (closed)
  9:00 - 12:00
IPHC Public Session III (webcast)
  • Approve regulations and catch limits for 2016
  • Approve other actions as needed
  • Approve future meeting dates
  • Elect chair and vice-chair
  • Public comments
  • Discussion
  • Closing remarks
  • Adjourn

Reference Documents

 

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.

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Industry proposals submitted to date

NumberTopicSubmitted byReceived
1 Lower the commercial fishery size limit to 30 inches. Per Odegaard
(Fishing Vessel Owners' Association Incorporated)
09/18/2015
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)
10/22/2015
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)
10/27/2015
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))
10/28/2015
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  

All regulations proposals have been consolidated with the other 2017 Annual Meeting documents which can be found at our Documents, Presentations, and Schedule page.

PROCESS AND GUIDELINES FOR THE DEVELOPMENT, SUBMISSION, CONSIDERATION AND ADOPTION OF THE IPHC FISHERY REGULATIONS pdf

In accordance the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s Rules of Procedure (2017), the IPHC Secretariat announces the following dates and process for developing and submitting proposals for new or amended IPHC Fishery Regulations. This Regulatory Proposal submission and review process also applies to catch limit proposals, which are in themselves Regulatory Proposals and shall henceforth be referred to as Regulatory Proposals.

Please note that only formal submissions for new Fishery Regulations or amendments to existing Fishery Regulations should adhere to the process detailed below. Informal Statements by stakeholders should be submitted as an email to the following address, which will then be provided directly to the Commissioners as Stakeholder Statements at each Session: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Please also note the deadlines for submitting Regulatory Proposals, which are somewhat earlier than recent years. Meeting materials need to be submitted 30 days before the meeting.

 

Document Title PDF** MS-Word  
IPHC-2017-IM093-RP-T IPHC Regulatory Proposal 2018 Template pdf word16 Language example

**Download and edit the pdf file using Adobe Acrobat. Edits within a web browser may not be saved.

Deadline for submission: 29 October 2017

Proposals submitted to date

 

IPHC Regulation proposal submission, review, and adoption process

INTERIM MEETING - 93rd Session of the IPHC Interim Meeting (IM093: 28-29 November 2017). Regulatory proposal deadline: 30 days before the opening of the Session (29 October 2017).

NOTE: Although it is not mandatory to submit draft regulatory proposals to the IPHC Interim Meeting, it is highly encouraged as it will provide the Commissioners and IPHC Secretariat staff additional time to seek clarification if necessary.

Step 1: Submit your draft IPHC Regulatory proposal to the IPHC Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the template available from the IPHC Interim Meeting website, no later than 30 days before the Interim Meeting (29 October 2017). The template is available in either MS Word or pdf format. Proposals received after this deadline will not be considered at the Interim Meeting.

Step 2: The proposal shall be numbered and published by the IPHC Secretariat to the IPHC Interim Meeting webpage within one (1) business day after receipt.

Step 3: The IPHC Secretariat shall review the proposal and develop an accompanying Implementation Note, detailing how the proposal could be implemented, as well as any complications. This may or may not include specific regulatory text additions or amendments.

Step 4: The Commission shall review the proposal in tandem with the Implementation Note at the Interim Meeting and provide an indication of whether additional information is required from the proposal author and/or the IPHC Secretariat, for further consideration at the upcoming Annual Meeting.

Step 5: The IPHC Secretariat shall contact each proposal author and indicate if the Commission has requested additional information.

 

Example of Regulatory Proposal Language

8. Fishing Periods

(1) The fishing periods for each regulatory area apply where the catch limits specified in section 11 have not been taken.

(2) Each fishing period in the Area 2A directed commercial fishery2 shall begin at 0800 hours and terminate at 1800 hours local time on 28 June, 12 July, 26 July, 9 August, 23 August, 6 September, and 20 September, unless the Commission specifies otherwise.

(3) Notwithstanding paragraph (7) of section 11, an incidental catch fishery3 is authorized during the sablefish seasons in Area 2A in accordance with regulations promulgated by NMFS. This fishery will occur between 1200 hours local time on 11 01 AprilMarch and 1200 hours local time on 7 01 November.

(4) Notwithstanding paragraph (2), and paragraph (7) of section 11, an incidental catch fishery is authorized during salmon troll seasons in Area 2A in accordance with regulations promulgated by NMFS. This fishery will occur between 1200 hours local time on 11 01 AprilMarch and 1200 hours local time on 7 01 November.

(5) The fishing period in Areas 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E shall begin at 1200 hours local time on 11 March01 April and terminate at 1200 hours local time on 017 November, unless the Commission specifies otherwise.

(6) All commercial fishing for halibut in Areas 2A, 2B, 2C, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D, and 4E shall cease at 1200 hours local time on 017 November.

2 The directed fishery is restricted to waters that are south of Point Chehalis, Washington, (46°53.30´ N. latitude) under regulations promulgated by NMFS and published in the Federal Register.

3 The incidental fishery during the directed, fixed gear sablefish season is restricted to waters that are north of Point Chehalis, Washington, (46°53.30´ N. latitude) under regulations promulgated by NMFS at 50 CFR 300.63. Landing restrictions for halibut retention in the fixed gear sablefish fishery can be found at 50 CFR 660.231.

 

ANNUAL MEETING - 94th Session of the IPHC Interim Meeting (AM094: 22-26 January 2018). Regulatory proposal deadline: 30 days before the opening of the Session (23 December 2017).

Step 1:

  1. Proposal considered at the Interim Meeting: Any proposal considered at the Interim Meeting will automatically be considered at the Annual Meeting, either in its original form or as a revised proposal. The IPHC Secretariat will modify its Implementation Note based on any further amendments of the proposal made by the author. ‘OR
  2. Proposal not considered at the Interim Meeting: Submit your draft IPHC Regulatory proposal to the IPHC Secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., using the template available from the IPHC Annual Meeting website, no later than 30 days before the Annual Meeting (23 December 2017). The template is available in either MS Word or pdf format. Proposals received after this deadline will need to be resubmitted for the next Interim Meeting.

Step 2: The proposal shall be numbered and published by the IPHC Secretariat to the IPHC Annual Meeting webpage within one (1) business day after receipt.

Step 3: The IPHC Secretariat shall review the proposal and develop an accompanying Implementation Note, detailing how the proposal could be implemented, as well as any complications. This may or may not include specific regulatory text additions or amendments.

Step 4: The Commission shall review the proposal in tandem with the Implementation Note at the Annual Meeting.

Contracting Parties: The Regulatory measures adopted annually by the Commission are then submitted to the two Contracting Parties (Canada and the USA) for internal approval and implementation prior to the commencement of the next fishing period.

If you have any questions regarding the above process or deadlines, please contact the IPHC Secretariat via email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.