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2015 Halibut Season. March 14 – November 7

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The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) completed its Ninety-first Annual Meeting in Vancouver, BC on January 30, 2015. More than 250 halibut industry stakeholders attended the meeting, with over 75 more participating in web broadcasts of the public sessions.

The Commission is recommending to the governments of Canada and the United States catch limits for 2015 totaling 29,223,000 pounds, displayed in the following table by regulatory area.

SeafoodS.com will be focused on “Air Fish” Halibut from Area 2C. However, with a committed community of partnerships, we will also have product available throughout the season no matter weather, quotas met, logistical difficulties, or supply deficiencies. Our primary goal is to be your Halibut supplier. Allow SeafoodS.com to get the King of Flatfish on your board this season. Season begins March 14th, 2015. We are counting the days.

Regulatory Area
Catch Limit
(pounds)
Area 2A (California, Oregon, and Washington)
970,000
Non-treaty directed commercial (south of Pt. Chehalis)
164,529
Non-treaty incidental catch in salmon troll fishery
29,035
Non-treaty incidental catch in sablefish fishery (north of Pt. Chehalis)
10,347
Treaty Indian commercial
307,700
Treaty Indian ceremonial and subsistence (year-round)
31,800
Sport – Washington
214,110
Sport – Oregon
187,259
Sport – California
25,220
Area 2B (British Columbia) (includes sport catch allocation)
7,038,000
Area 2C (southeastern Alaska) (combined commercial/guided sport)1
4,650,000
  Commercial fishery
3,799,000
  Guided sport fishery
851,000
Area 3A (central Gulf of Alaska) (combined commercial/guided sport)1
10,100,000
  Commercial fishery
8,210,000
  Guided sport fishery
1,890,000
Area 3B (western Gulf of Alaska)
2,650,000
Area 4A (eastern Aleutians)
1,390,000
Area 4B (central/western Aleutians)
1,140,000
Areas 4CDE
1,285,000
Area 4C (Pribilof Islands)
596,600
Area 4D (northwestern Bering Sea)
596,600
Area 4E (Bering Sea flats)
91,800
Total
29,223,000

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