Pacific Council Slows Process on U.S. Management of Area 2A Commercial Halibut Fishery
After a couple years of exchanging ideas with the International Pacific Halibut Commission about management of the non-Indian commercial halibut fishery in Area 2A -- Washington, Oregon and California -- the Pacific Fishery Management Council plans to take incremental steps to take over management of the fishery.
Commercial fishermen have gone to IPHC meetings and pushed for individual quota systems and the IPHC has gone to the Council to propose longer seasons than single 10-hour openings. The Council and its advisory bodies have struggled with...
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