Science & Research

Science & Research

The science and research activities conducted by the IPHC are directed towards fulfilling the following continuing objectives of the Commission: i) improving the annual stock assessment and quota recommendations; ii) developing information on current management issues; and iii) contributing to improve the knowledge of the biology and life history of halibut.

Pacific Halibut: Stock Status and Biology

Pacific Halibut: Stock Status and Biology

Overview, description, scientific name, reproduction, development, distribution, migration, age, size, growth, and feeding.

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Stock Assessment

Stock Assessment

The IPHC conducts an annual stock assessment, using data from the fishery independent setline survey, the commercial Pacific halibut and other fisheries, as well biological information from its research program.

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Management Strategy Evaluation

Management Strategy Evaluation

Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE) is a process to evaluate the consequences of alternative management options, known as harvest strategies.

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Fishery-Independent Setline Survey (FISS)

Fishery-Independent Setline Survey (FISS)

The IPHC Fishery-Independent Setline Survey (FISS) provides catch information and biological data on Pacific halibut that are independent of the fishery.

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Biological and Ecosystem Science Research

Biological and Ecosystem Science Research

Since its inception, the IPHC has had a long history of research activities devoted to describe and understand the biology of the Pacific halibut.

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