Cooperation with Other Organisations

Since its inception, the International Pacific Halibut Commission has entered into a number of arrangements with other institutions, almost invariably of a technical nature, either to conduct activities in cooperation or to facilitate exchange of information that would enhance the output of both organisations.

The arrangements take the form of either a formalised Memorandum of Understanding, or informal arrangements to share information. The following provides details of those arrangements..

Memoranda of Understanding - Current

Type Title PDF Effective date Expiration date
International organisations
North Pacific Marine Science Organization (PICES) Memorandum of Understanding between the North Pacific Marine Science Organization and the International Pacific Halibut Commission IPHC MOU 24 Mar 2000 Open ended
Contracting Party domestic agencies
State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission and the State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission pdf.gif 17 Oct 2018 16 Oct 2023
Academic Institutions
Alaska Pacific University (APU) Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and the Alaska Pacific University (Anchorage, AK.), for use of IPHC fisheries-independent setline survey data 03 Apr 2017 02 Apr 2020
University of Victoria (UV) Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and the University of Victoria (Victoria, B.C.), for use of the IPHC fisheries-independnet setline survey data 10 Apr 2017 09 Apr 2020

Agreements - Current

Type Title PDF Effective date Expiration date
International organisations
Nil
Contracting Party domestic agencies
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) & Pacific Halibut Management Association (PHMA) Canada - Pacific Halibut Management Association of BC and International Pacific Halibut Commission Collaborative Agreement IPHC Agreement 02 Jul 2018 31 Mar 2019
Academic Institutions
Nil

Memoranda of Understanding - Expired

Type Title PDF Effective date Expiration date
International organisations
Nil
Contracting Party domestic agencies
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and Southeast Groundfish Alaska Department of Fish and Game for the entering, editing and use of seabird occurrence data 01 Jan 2002 31 Dec 2002
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) & Pacific Halibut Management Association (PHMA) Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA), Fisheries and Ocean Canada (Nanaimo, B.C.) and the Pacific Halibut Management Association (Nanaimo, B.C.) for the collection and use of catch data and biological sample data from catch other than halibut, disbursement of the proceeds from the sale of rockfish and Pacific cod and the financial obligation associated with an additional technician and vessel fees during the 2007 standardized stock assessment surveys in British Columbia 26 Feb 2007 31 Dec 2007
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) & Pacific Halibut Management Association (PHMA) Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA), Fisheries and Ocean Canada (Nanaimo, B.C.) and the Pacific Halibut Management Association (Nanaimo, B.C.) for the collection and use of catch data and biological sample data from catch other than halibut, disbursement of the proceeds from the sale of rockfish and Pacific cod and the financial obligation associated with an additional technician and vessel fees during the 2007 standardized stock assessment surveys in British Columbia 26 Feb 2007 31 Dec 2007
Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) & Pacific Halibut Management Association (PHMA) Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA), Fisheries and Ocean Canada (Nanaimo, B.C.) and the Pacific Halibut Management Association (Burnaby, B.C.) for the collection and use of non-halibut catch data, the revenue sharing from the proceeds of the sale of some non-halibut catch and the financial obligations associated with observer fees during the 2006 IPHC setline stock assessment surveys in British Columbia 01 May 2006 31 Dec 2006
State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and the State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (Juneau, AK) for usage of the International Pacific Halibut Commission's Commercial Pacific Halibut Landing Data 01 Oct 2010 30 Sep 2013
State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (CFEC) Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and the State of Alaska Commercial Fisheries Entry Commission (Juneau, AK) for usage of the International Pacific Halibut Commission's Commercial Pacific Halibut Landing Data 30 Sep 2013 29 Sep 2016
United States Coast Guard (USCG) Inspection Agreement between International Pacific Halibut Commission and the U.S. Coast Guard 26-Sep-77 Expired
United States Geological Survey (USGS) Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and the U.S. Geological Survey - Marrowstone Marine Field Station for the collection and processing of halibut tissue samples, and the use of the associated data for studying Ichthyophonus spp. 07 May 2012 31 Dec 2012
Academic Institutions
Dalhousie University (DU) Memorandum of Understanding between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and Dalhousie Universtiy (Halifax, NS), for use of Pacific halibut tissue samples preserved for genetic analysis 07 Jan 2011 31 Dec 2011
University of Alaska ( Fairbanks) (UAF) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and Andy C. Seitz, Graduate Student, University of Alaska (Fairbanks, AK) for the deployment of PSATs during 2004 IPHC setline stock assessment survey in the Adak region 10 Jun 2004 31 Dec 2004
University of Alaska ( Fairbanks) (UAF) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and Kelly Newman, graduate student, University of Alaska Fairbanks for tshared sue of whale depredation data obtained during IPHC setline stock assessment surveys (1996-2006) 25 Feb 2006 31 Dec 2006
University of Minnesota (UM) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) and Laurie S. Richmond, Ph.D. student, University of Minnesota (St. Paul, MN) for the use of the Pacific halibut otolith collection in the development of a biochronology 03 Mar 2008 31 Dec 2008
University of Victoria (UV) & Zoological Society of London (ZSL) Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA), Dr. Caroline Cameron (Department of Biochemistry and Microbiology, University of Victoria, Victoria B.C.) and Dr. Trent Garner (Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London, London, U.K.), for the shared use of the Pacific sleeper shark (Somniosidae) tissues obtained during the IPHC setline stock assessment surveys in 2003/2004 17 Mar 2008 01 Sep 2008

Agreements - Expired

Type Title PDF Effective date Expiration date
International organisations
Nil
Contracting Party domestic agencies
Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) & National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) Establishing a joint project among the State of Alaska Department of Fish and Game (Juneau, AK), National Marine Fisheries Service - Alaska Region (Juneau, AK) and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (Seattle, WA) for the interagency electronic reporting system 06 Jul 2012 05 Jul 2017​
Academic Institutions
University of Washington (UW) Agreement between International Pacific Halibut Commission (hereafter called IPHC) and Heather Dowey, University of Washington graduate student in the Evans School of Public Affairs 01 Jan 2007​ 30 Jun 2007​