Halibut Area 2A License Applications Open for Submission for 2021
The International Pacific Halibut Commission has opened the license application period for fishermen in Area 2A, Washington, Oregonand California.
While the IPHC sets the overall total fishery removals (mortality limit) for the area, the Pacific Fishery Management Council and National Marine Fisheries Service adopts a catch-sharing plan for all three states to further allocate the amount of fishery removals between sectors.
However, the IPHC licenses commercial and recreational charter vessels retaining Pacific halibut in Area 2A. Only vessels with...
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