IPHC Fails to Reach Agreement on 2018 Catch Limits

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) concluded its Ninety-fourth Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon on January 26, 2018. 

Despite its best efforts and while acknowledging that stock was in decline, the Commissioners did not reach agreement. 

In the coming weeks and months, as the 2018 season approaches, (March 24 - November 7th), the US will endeavor to finalize draft quotas for the US Halibut fishery as rapidly as possible to protect the stock.

Please see draft Catch Table for regional detail and the Decision table for likely impacts.