License Application Information - Changes and Contacts

License Application Information - Changes and Contacts

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License changes

  • Vessels may change from an Incidental Commercial (T or IS) to Directed Commercial license until 30 April
  • Vessels may change from a Directed Commercial (DC) to Incidental Commercial (T or IS) license if the application was received by 15 March
  • The issued license must be returned by mail to IPHC; no new license will be issued prior to IPHC receipt of the issued license. No changes will be issued as of 23:59 hours 30 April.

Where to seek more information

  • IPHC licenses: IPHC Licensing Department (206) 634-1838 or licensing@iphc.int.
  • Incidental Pacific halibut catch during the salmon troll fishery: (number of Pacific halibut allowed per salmon, other licenses, dates, etc.)
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA Fisheries) automated hotline: (800)-662-9825 (option 7)
    • Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDF&W): (360) 902-2464 (option 4)
    • Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODF&W): (541) 867-4741
    • California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDF&W): (707) 445-6493
  • Incidental Pacific halibut catch during the longline sablefish fishery: (amount of Pacific halibut per vessel, other licenses and endorsement, dates, etc)
    • NOAA Fisheries automated hotline: 800-662-9825 (option 7)
    • NOAA Fisheries: (206) 526-6140

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