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IPHC Media Release 2021-019 Notification of IPHC Fishery-Independent Setline Survey (FISS) 2021 Contract Awards

28 May 2021

SEATTLE – The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) is chartering longline vessels to conduct its Fishery-Independent Setline Survey (FISS) in 2021. The primary purpose of the FISS is to collect standardised fishery-independent data for use in our Pacific halibut stock assessment. This information is used to study aspects of the Pacific halibut resource such as growth, distribution, biomass, age composition, sexual maturity, and relative abundance of other species.

2021 IPHC FISS Contract Awards       

IPHC Regulatory Area

IPHC Charter Region

Vessel

Project

Lump Sum (USD)

Share of O32 Pacific halibut

Share of non-viable bycatch

2A

Oregon

Pacific Surveyor

FISS

$88,745

0%

0%

2A

Washington

Pacific Surveyor

FISS

$76,655

0%

0%

2B

Vancouver

Pender Isle

FISS

$48,000

10%

0%

2B

Goose Island

VanIsle

FISS

$84,900

10%

0%

2B

St James

Pender Isle

FISS

$90,000

10%

$1,500 1

2B

Charlotte

VanIsle

FISS

$119,900

10%

0%

2C

Ketchikan

Bold Pursuit

FISS

$64,999

10%

50%

2C

Ommaney

Star Wars II

FISS

$65,900

10%

50%

2C

Sitka

Bold Pursuit

FISS

$69,999

10%

50%

3A

Fairweather

Bold Pursuit

FISS

$79,999

10%

50%

3A

Yakutat

Seymour

FISS

$109,000

10%

50%

3A

Prince William Sound

Star Wars II

FISS

$105,440

10%

50%

3A

Gore Point

Kema Sue

FISS

$78,480

10%

50%

3A

Portlock

Kema Sue

FISS

$88,280

10%

50%

3A

Albatross

Predator

FISS

$85,000

10%

50%

3A

Shelikof

Devotion

FISS

$112,000

10%

50%

3B

Trinity

Allstar

FISS

$95,500

10%

50%

3B

Semidi

Polaris

FISS

$55,000

10%

50%

3B

Chignik

Polaris

FISS

$55,000

10%

50%

3B

Shumagin

Allstar

FISS

$48,000

10%

50%

3B

Sanak

Allstar

FISS

$37,000

10%

50%

4A

Unalaska

Devotion

FISS

$140,000

10%

50%

4B

Adak

Norcoaster

FISS

$201,600

10%

50%

4CDE

4CDE South

Grant

FISS

$53,424

10%

50%

4CDE

4CDE Central

Norcoaster

FISS

$76,000

10%

50%

4CDE

4CDE North

Norcoaster

FISS

$90,000

10%

50%

Note: Bycatch processing lump sum payments

IPHC Regulatory Area

IPHC Charter Region

Vessel

Project

Lump Sum (USD)

Share of O32 Pacific halibut

Share of non-viable bycatch

3A

Seward    (fixed gear)

Kema Sue

FISS gear comparison

$84,050

10%

50%

3A

Seward    (snap gear)

Star Wars II

FISS gear comparison

$84,050

10%

50%

IPHC Secretariat
International Pacific Halibut Commission
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Seattle, WA 98199-1287
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