- ADF&G Releases Preliminary Season Harvest Numbers
- CMIC meets and discusses possible management alternatives for ADF&G to evaluate
- IPHC releases end of season Stock Assessment/Catch Tables which are used by the CMIC and NPFMC to make recommendations to IPHC for next season’s management regime
- CMIC reviews Catch Tables & ADF&G evaluation to recommend management decisions to the NPFMC
- NPFMC makes management recommendations with input from CMIC to IPHC
- IPHC discusses and adopts next season management regulations with input from NPFMC recommendations
By Tom Ohaus My involvement with guided halibut issues at the North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC) began nearly two decades ago. After over a decade of struggling with the issue of guided halibut allocation and management, the NPFMC passed the Catch...
The council passed a range of halibut regulation options for the IPHC to consider at its January meeting. More Information Area 2C One‐fish daily bag limit Reverse slot limit of U42” – O80” (must be ≤42” or ≥80”) If allocation is different than expected If the final...
Less Restrictions for Happier Clients From December 7-12, the North Pacific Fishery Management Council will focus on charter halibut for 2016 and many years to come. On the table are the 2016 regulations. Looking down the road, the council will also decide whether to...
The Charter Management Implementation Committee recently met to discuss a list of recommended management measures for analysis by ADF&G staff. The committee will meet again on December 8, from 1-4 PM in Anchorage to discuss and make recommendations to the NPFMC...
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council’s (NPFMC) Charter Management Implementation Committee (CMIC) was established to develop recommended management alternatives for the charter halibut fishery in Areas 2C and 3A.
Requested changes to management measures are suggested by the Committee in October of each year, then evaluated by ADF&G staff to estimate their impact on charter halibut catch. The Committee recommends management measures to the Council in December of each year.
The ultimate decision on halibut management measures is decided by the International Pacific Halibut Commission with input from NPFMC.