The Commission will distribute a brief summary of stock assessment information and the preliminary harvest decision table as soon as possible following the 2013 Interim Meeting (Dec. 4-5). The Commission invites proposals for 2014 catch limits or harvest advice. Comments should be submitted to the Commission by December 31, 2013.

  • Catch Limit Proposal Comment Form (MS Word; pdf)
Submit by:

FAX: (206) 632-2983

Mail: 2320 W. Commodore Way, Suite 300, Seattle, WA 98199-1287 USA

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Catch limit comments

Subject Submitted by Received
Area 4E Catch Limit Henry Mitchell (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Oct. 29, 2013
Area 2C catch limit in relation to IPHC survey WPUE James Whitethorn (West Brothers Group) Oct. 30, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Christopher Tulik (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 12, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Stanley Anthony (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 12, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Clement George Nov. 12, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Simeon Tulik (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 12, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Henry Lupie (Qinarmiut Corporation) Nov. 20, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Adolph Lupie (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 20, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Simon Jumbo Nov. 20, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Bernice John Nov. 20, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Simeon Fairbanks Jr. (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 20, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Jerrald Tom (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 20, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Mark George Jr. (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 20, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Johnny Mann (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 20, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Paul Lincoln Nov. 20, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Andruska Carl (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 20, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Karl Kassaiuli Nov. 20, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Theresa L. Mann (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 25, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Ephrem John Lee Smith (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 25, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Annmarie Matthias (City of Nightmute) Nov. 25, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Timothy S. Bell Sr. (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 25, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Patrick M. Pavila (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 25, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Albert Simon (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 25, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Esther R. Fox (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 25, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Mary Smith (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 25, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Walter A. Lewis (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov. 25, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit William J. Roberts Nov. 25, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Adeline Erik (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Nov 26, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit James Charlie Jr. (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 3, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Andrew Kilanak (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 3, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Steven Billy (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 3, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Paul Nukusuk (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 3, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Kenneth D. Erik Sr. (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 3, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Julia Abraham (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 3, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Jovan Abraham (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 3, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Victoria Jimmy (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 3, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Adam Wassillie (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 3, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Elias H. Friday (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit John Tuluk (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit James Galila (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Harold Nanooruk (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Jamson Phillip (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Benajmin Lozano (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Angela Boyscout (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Sherman Igkurak Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Joseph Kairaiuak (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Benjamin Lozano (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Harold Nunooruk (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Jonathan Otto (Kongiganak) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Emil T. Amik (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Frank Chanar (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Joseph Therchik (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Harry Tulik (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit David Bill Sr. (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Robert Pitka Sr. (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Frank Pitka (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit John Paul Pitka (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Xavier Tulik (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Egnatie Pitka (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Leo Aluska (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit David S. Therchik (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Bernard Nevak (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Jimmie S. Chagluak (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Clarence J. Dull Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Peter R. Karl Sr. (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Willie Charlie (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Teddy M. John (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Rudy Lincoln (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Roderick Atti (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Marlene R. Chagluak (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Darlene Lincoln (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Nathan Julius (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Peter Lincoln (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Noah Paul Lincoln (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 9, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Nicholas Paul (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 10, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Jason Phillip (Coastal Villages Region Fund)

Dec 10, 2013

Area 2B Catch Limit David Summers

Dec 11, 2013

Area 4E Catch Limit Albert Tuliak (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Bernard Nevak (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Cornelius Samson (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Dullen Fox (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Henry Friday (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13,2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Homer Galik (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit James Roberts (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Jimmy Paul (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013

Area 4E Catch Limit

Joseph Brown Dec 13, 2013

Area 4E Catch Limit

Kathy Evan Dec 13, 2013

Area 4E Catch Limit

Kyle Martin Dec 13, 2013

Area 4E Catch Limit

Lawrence Carl Dec 13, 2013

Area 4E Catch Limit

Lester Galila (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013

Area 4E Catch Limit

Lloyd Smith Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit
Adolph Ouya (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit
Paul C Mark Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit
Percy Scholtz (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Peter R Karl Sr. (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Peter Roberts (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Richard Paul (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Roy Roberts (Coastal Villages Region Fund) Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Theodore Martins Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Walter Ayojiak Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit William Kenneth Mark Sr. Dec 13, 2013
Area 4E Catch Limit Coastal Villages Region Fund - 63 Comments Dec 20, 2013
Area 4CDE Catch Limit Central Bering Sea Fishermen's Association Dec 30, 2013

The Commission invites the public to submit requests for 2014 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 November 1, 2013. The Commission will not guarantee consideration of proposals received after this date. The submission form can be downloaded from the IPHC web site or can be requested by calling the Commission offices at (206) 634-1838.

2018 IPHC Annual Meeting

The 94th Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM094) will be held 22-26 January 2018 at the Hilton Portland Downtown in Portland, Oregon, USA. New this year, the meeting will require attendees to pre-register. Please follow the Annual Meeting registration link (https://iphcam094.eventbrite.com).

The meeting is scheduled to open on Monday with presentations on the fishery, the 2017 stock assessment, and the harvest decision table, and conclude on Friday with Commission approval of catch limits and other regulations for 2018. All public sessions and administrative sessions will be open to the public. These open sessions will also be webcast, and the webcast recordings will be posted on the Commission website.

The most up-to-date information regarding the 2018 Annual Meeting (AM094) can be found on the Annual Meeting page of the Commission's website (http://www.iphc.int/meetings-and-events/annual-meeting.html) or by calling the IPHC office at (206) 634-1838. The website will be updated regularly with new information as the meeting date approaches, including the agenda, meeting documents, webcast information, and presentations.

The IPHC has reserved a block of rooms at the Hilton Portland Downtown (921 SW Sixth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204) at the rate of $169 USD. The link to the hotel reservation site is located on the event registration page (https://iphcam094.eventbrite.com). The group rate is available until December 27, 2017.

 


Annual Meetings Archive

Past Annual Meeting Handouts (Bluebooks)

2017 IPHC Annual Meeting

The Ninety-third Annual Meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission was held from Monday, January 23 through Friday, January 27, 2017 in Victoria, British Columbia at the Delta Hotels Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort.

A news release listing catch limits, seasons, and regulatory decisions has been posted at http://www.iphc.int/news-releases/497-iphc-nr-2017-03.html.

 


2016 IPHC Annual Meeting

The Ninety-Second Annual Meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission was held from Monday, January 25 through Friday, January 29, 2016 in Juneau, AK at the Centennial Hall Convention Center (101 Egan Drive). This year's meeting opened on Monday with presentations on the fishery, the 2015 stock assessment, and the harvest decision table, and concluded on Friday with Commission approval of catch limits and regulations. All public sessions and administrative sessions were open to the public. These open sessions were also webcast and posted on the Commission website.

 


 

2015 IPHC Annual Meeting

The Ninety-First Annual Meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission was held from Monday, January 26 through Friday, January 30, 2015 in Vancouver, British Columbia. This year's meeting opened on Monday with presentations on the fishery, the 2014 stock assessment, and the harvest decision table, and concluded on Friday with Commission approval of catch limits and regulations. All public sessions and administrative sessions were open to the public. These open sessions were also webcast.

 


 

2014 IPHC Annual Meeting

The Ninetieth Annual Meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission was held from Monday, January 13 through Friday, January 17, 2014 in Seattle, Washington.

 


 

2013 IPHC Annual Meeting

The Eighty-Ninth Annual Meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission was held from Monday, January 21 through Friday, January 25, 2013 at The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, BC.

The results of the 2013 Annual Meeting has been summarized in news release form.

Please see Information Bulletin 70 for a discussion of the changes to the IPHC staff harvest advice (http://www.iphc.int/library/bulletins/300-ib0070.html).

 


2012 IPHC Annual Meeting

Update on Items from the 2012 Commission Annual Meeting

Performance Review

The findings and recommendations from the Performance Review, conducted by CONCUR Inc, were presented in a webcast in May 2012 (see the Performance Review page on the IPHC website: (http://www.iphc.int/meetings-and-events/review.html). The Commission initiated a public comment period, ending June 30, and the public comments received are posted on the Performance Review page. All feedback will be further considered at a Commissioner-led, internal work meeting being held in late September 2012. The Commission will develop proposed responses to the recommendations for its Interim Meeting (November 28-29), and action plans will be finalized at the Commission's Annual Meeting in Victoria BC (January 22-25, 2013).

Science and Assessment Strategic Planning

The Commission held a science and assessment strategic planning meeting in May 2012, following the presentation of the results of the Performance Review. This meeting identified four areas of priority science-related activity for the Commission and its staff: peer review of the existing stock assessment, development of a long-term peer review process for stock assessments, development of a five-year research plan, and development of a public engagement strategy for the Commission's Management Strategy Evaluation. The Commission will further review and consider next steps for all four of these elements at its work meeting in September. The review of the Commission's existing stock assessment will occur in October and will utilize a small bi-national work team, with IPHC scientists. Subsequent peer reviews will involve public participation.

Bycatch Estimates and Recreational Fishery Release Mortality Data

The Commission's Halibut Bycatch Work Group, supported by a Commissioner-engaged Project Team, is working on next steps to address bycatch issues. They are working collaboratively with domestic agencies to update estimates of bycatch mortality in non-halibut fisheries with no observer monitoring and continuing work to identify measures to reduce bycatch mortality in non-target fisheries. Several estimates currently used have not been updated recently and the Commission is working to improve this estimation. This work is also building on the joint IPHC-North Pacific Fishery Management Council workshop in April, 2012, which identified many areas of further work including halibut migration studies and alternative bycatch management approaches.

In addition, the Commission has contacted domestic agencies to initiate the estimation of release mortality occurring in recreational fisheries. The increasing proportion of total removals accounted for by recreational fisheries, the magnitude of releases of sport-caught fish in some areas, and the lack of accounting for such release mortality in the halibut stock assessment has prompted the Commission to solicit estimates of this mortality from the involved agencies.

 

The Eighty-eighth Annual Meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission was held from Tuesday, January 24 through Friday, January 27, 2012.

 


 

2011 IPHC Annual Meeting

The Eighty-seventh Annual Meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission was held from Tuesday, January 25 through Friday, January 28, 2011.

 


 

2010 IPHC Annual Meeting

The Eighty-sixth Annual Meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission was be held from Tuesday, January 26 through Friday, January 29, 2010 at the Seattle Marriott Waterfront.

 

Past Annual Meeting Handounts

The Commission invites the public to submit requests for 2013 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 November 2, 2012. The Commission will not guarantee consideration of proposals received after this date. The submission form can be downloaded from the IPHC web site or can be requested by calling the Commission offices at (206) 634-1838.