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News Release 2019-003 Notification of IPHC Regulatory Area 2A Directed Commercial and Recreational License Applications Available for Submission

23 January 2019

NOTIFICATION OF IPHC REGULATORY AREA 2A DIRECTED COMMERCIAL AND RECREATIONAL LICENSE APPLICATIONS AVAILABLE FOR SUBMISSION

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Regulatory Area 2A is located on the West Coast of the U.S.A in waters off Washington (WA), Oregon (OR), and California (CA). The IPHC sets the overall total fishery removals (mortality limit) for the area. The Catch Sharing Plan (for Regulatory Area 2A), as adopted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council and NOAA Fisheries, is then used to further allocate the total fishery removals among user groups.

Commercial fixed-gear and recreational charter vessels retaining Pacific halibut in IPHC Regulatory Area 2A must be licensed by the IPHC. Federal and state licensing requirements may also apply.

Applicants can choose from among three commercial and one recreational charter fishery licenses on the application form, by the application deadlines noted below. All applications must be completed no later than 11:59 p.m. (PST) on the applicable deadline date.

  • Directed commercial fishery - 30 April (may also apply for a license incidental to the sablefish fishery)
  • Incidental commercial fishery during the sablefish fishery - 15 March (may also apply for a license to the directed commercial fishery)
  • Incidental commercial fishery during the salmon troll fishery - 15 March 
  • Recreational charter Fishery - No Deadline

Applications must be submitted via the IPHC website at the following link:

2019 license application form: https://iphc.int/form/license-application

No applications submitted by fax, mail, or email will be accepted.

Please contact the IPHC Secretariat at: secretariat@iphc.int, or by phone on 206-634-1838 should you have any questions or require assistance.

ONGOING SUBSCRIPTION TO IPHC NEWS RELEASES

Dear Reader: The IPHC is moving towards fully electronic information distribution. As such, if you would like to continue to receive IPHC news in the future, please click the following link to subscribe to electronic communications: https://iphc.int/form/news-letter. Hard copies of news releases and other bulletins will cease early in 2019.  

David T. Wilson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, IPHC
Phone: (206) 634-1838
Fax:     (206) 632-2983
Web:  www.iphc.int

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IPHC-2019-NR003 Notification of IPHC Regulatory Area 2A Directed Commercial and Recreational License Applications Available for Submission

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23 Jan 2019