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 charter allocation is higher than expected, adjust the size of the reverse slot limit lower limit upward to meet the allocation.
  • If the final charter allocation is lower than expected, the first restriction added would be a 5 fish annual limit, and if further restrictions are needed, adjust the size of the lower limit downward to meet the allocation.

Area 3A

  • Two‐fish daily bag limit
  • Maximum size of one of the two fish is 28”
  • One trip per day (use of each charter halibut permit is limited to one charter halibut fishing trip per vessel per calendar day)
  • 4‐fish annual limit
  • Prohibition on halibut charter fishing on Wednesdays, all year
  • Include a requirement to record halibut on the back of the license or harvest record card as an enforcement mechanism for the annual limit.

If allocation is different than expected

  • If the final charter allocation is higher than expected increase the annual limit to 5 fish.
  • If the charter allocation is the same as 2015 (1.89mlbs), increase the maximum size of one of the two fish to 29” and increase to a 5 fish annual limit.


GAF regulations remain the same for both sectors