Fishing periods, number of fishing days, catch limit, commercial, research, and total catch (thousands of pounds, net weight) by regulatory area for the 2004 Pacific halibut commercial fishery.
Area Fishing Period No. Of Days Catch
Limit
Commercial
Catch
Research
Catch
Total
2A Treaty Indian Feb 29 - Jul 30 152 335
Restricted:
Mar 21 - Apr 30
Aug 11 - Aug 12
Aug 17 - Aug 20
Aug 30 - Sep 1
Sep 6 - Sep 8

40
8

170
16
Treaty Indian Total 523.6 521 521
2A Commercial
Incidental in
Salmon Fishery
May 1 - Jul 28/29 89 - 90 44.6 48 48
Incidental in
Sablefish
Fishery
May 1 - Oct 31 184 70.0 75 75
Directed Jun 231 10-hrs 96
Jul 141 10-hrs 88
Jul 281 10-hrs 27
Aug 111 10-hrs 15
Directed
Total
252.5 226 14 240
2A Total 890.4 870 14 884
2B 2/29 - 11/15 260 12,5502 12,0873 75 12,162
2C 2/29 - 11/15 260 10,5004 10,1165 117 10,233
3A 2/29 - 11/15 260 25,0604 24,717 451 25,168
3B 2/29 - 11/15 260 15,6004 15,180 280 15,460
4A 2/29 - 11/15 260 3,4704 3,473 89 3,562
4B 2/29 - 11/15 260 2,8104 2,683 36 2,719
4C 2/29 - 11/15 260 1,7204 954 954
4D 2/29 - 11/15 260 1,7204 1,6216 34 1,655
4E 2/29 - 11/15 260 345 3146 314
Alaska Total 61,225 59,058 1,007 60,065
Grand Total 75,665.4 72,015 1,096 73,111

1Fishing period limits by vessel class.
2Includes two allocations to commercial fleet of 12,141,000 and 409,000 pounds; additional 140,000 pounds available as carryover from 2003.
3Includes the pounds that were landed by Native communal commercial licenses (F licenses).
4Additional net carryover pounds (thousands) from the underage/overage program were 2C=159; 3A=136; 3B=84; 4A=63; 4B=91; 4C=91; and for 4D, a negative balance of 10,380.
5Includes 89,931 pounds taken by Metlakatla Indians during additional fishing within reservation waters.
6Area 4D and 4E CDQ can be fished in either area regardless of quota share designation: NMFS enforcement waiver.