IPHC Approves Three-Week Extension of Halibut Season in British Columbia Due to Pandemic
In its second special session of the year, triggered by issues brought on by the coronavirus, the International Pacific Halibut Commission agreed yesterday to extend the fishing season three weeks — to December 7, 2020 — for British Columbia, or Area 2B.
IPHC's first special session last May relaxed management measures for charter operators in Alaska, as out-of-state clients cancelled their trips when state health mandates restricting travel were imposed. Unlike that session, yesterday’s meeting was open to the public. More than 50 stakeholders attended the...
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