IPHC Sets Catch Limits for 2021 Pacific Halibut Season at 39 Million Pounds
[Correction on Area 4CDE catch limit updated February 2, 2021]
With a nod to the scientific advice coming from the International Pacific Halibut Commission, the six-member panel adopted catch limits that met harvest policy standards and gave each area a boost over 2020 levels.
A total mortality limit of 39 million pounds is higher than the last three year’s adopted limits, which have ranged from 36.6 mlbs to 38.61.
The six IPHC commissioners, split evenly between Canada and the United States, also agreed to open the ...
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