Processor Advisory Board (PAB)
The Processor Advisory Board is an IPHC advisory panel representing the Canadian and United States processing industry. It advises the Commission on issues related to the management of halibut resources in the Exclusive Economic Zone of North America. Recognizing the particular expertise the processing industry can provide, the PAB, formerly know as the Processor Advisory Group was founded in 1995. The PAB encourages stability and growth of the North American halibut industry by fostering a cooperative relationship, better understanding, and a spirit of mutual benefit among seafood processors, fishermen, and the Commission. The Commission relies on the PAB for comprehensive industry advice on various potential conflicts between participants within a given fishery resource or area, and on the extent to which the halibut resources are managed by the Commission.