94th Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM094)

Event Details:

Date: 22-26 January 2018
Location: Portland, Oregon, U.S.A.
Venue: Hilton Portland & Executive Tower
Time: 22nd: 13:30-17:30; 23-26: 09:00-17:00 daily
Chairperson: Dr. James Balsiger (United States of America)
Vice-Chairperson: Mr. Paul Ryall (Canada)

Notes:

  • The 2018 Navigating IPHC AM094 document now available.
  • The deadline for Regulatory and Catch Limit proposals, and Stakeholder comment (23 December 2017) has now passed. Further comment may be provided in Session.
  • All sessions are open to observers and the general public, unless the Commission specifically decides otherwise.
  • All sessions will be available via webinar. Webinar attendees will be able to make comments and ask questions as noted on the schedule with other meeting attendees. 
  • Please register for the meeting on Eventbrite if you plan to attend in person. Please register for the webinar if you would like to attend the meeting via webinar. 

Schedule for 2018 IPHC Annual Meeting

Meeting Documents

Document Title PDF PPT Availability
IPHC-2018-AM094-00 A collection of published meeting documents (formerly the BLUE BOOK) pdf.gif   17 January 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-01 DRAFT: Agenda & Schedule for the 94th Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM094) PDF icon  

22 Dec 2017
17 Jan 2018

IPHC-2018-AM094-02 DRAFT: List of Documents for the 94th Session of the IPHC Annual Meeting (AM094) PDF icon   24 Oct 2017
19 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-03 Update on actions arising from the 93rd Annual Meeting (AM093), and the 93rd Interim Meeting (IM093) (IPHC Secretariat) pdf.gif   20 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-04 Report of the IPHC Secretariat (2017) (IPHC Secretariat) pdf.gif ppt.png 21 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-05 Fishery statistics (2017) (J. Goen & L. Erikson) pdf.gif pdf.gif 20 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-06 Fishery Independent Setline Survey (FISS) design and implementation in 2017, including current and future expansions (J. Goen, T. Geernaert, E. Henry, E. Soderlund, A.M. Ranta, T.M. Kong, & J. Forsberg) pdf.gif PPT icon 20 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-07 Space-time modelling of IPHC fishery-independent setline survey data (R. Webster) pdf.gif PPT icon 19 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-08 Summary of the data, stock assessment, and harvest decision table for Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) at the end of 2017 (I. Stewart, A. Hicks, R. Webster & D. Wilson) PDF icon PPT icon 19 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-09 Overview of data sources for the Pacific halibut stock assessment, harvest policy, and related analyses. (I. Stewart & R. Webster) pdf.gif PPT icon 21 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-10 Assessment of the Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) stock at the end of 2017 (I. Stewart & A. Hicks) pdf.gif PPT icon 21 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-11 Final Pacific halibut catch tables for 2018 (I. Stewart) PDF icon PPT icon 01 Dec 2017
10 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-12 IPHC Management Strategy Evaluation (MSE): update (A. Hicks & I. Stewart) PDF icon PPT icon 02 Dec2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-13 IPHC 5-year Biological and Ecosystem Science research program: update (J. Planas) pdf.gif PPT icon 06 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-14 Evaluation of the IPHC's 32" minimum size limit (I. Stewart & A. Hicks) PDF icon PPT icon 01 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-15

Update on progress regarding the implementation of the 1st IPHC Performance Review recommendations (S. Keith & D. Wilson)

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IPHC-2018-AM094-16 2nd IPHC Performance Review: Update (D. Wilson)

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  01 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-17 Financial Statement for FY2017 (M. Larsen)

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PPT icon 05 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-18 Independent auditor's report (2016 & 2017) (M. Larsen)

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  19 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-19 Handling of the annual budget carryover (M. Larsen & D. Wilson) PDF icon   20 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-20 Budget estimates for FY2018 and 2019 (for approval) and tentatively for 2020 (M. Larsen) PDF icon PPT icon 05 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-21 Amendment of the IPHC Financial Regulations (2014) (M. Larsen, D. Wilson & S. Keith) pdf.gif   21 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-22 IPHC meetings calendar (2018-20) (IPHC Secretariat) PDF icon   12 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-23 Implementation notes: 2018 Regulatory proposals (IPHC Secretariat) pdf.gif   26 Dec 2017

Contracting Party (by agency) Reports

Document Title PDF PPT Availability
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR01 Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) update PDF icon   12 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR02 NMFS Report: Report on the 2017 Pacific halibut fisheries in Area 2A pdf.gif   22 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR03 U.S. Coast Guard enforcement Report (IPHC Areas 2A, 2C, 3A, 3B, 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D and 4E) to the International Pacific Halibut Commission (U.S. Coast Guard) pdf.gif pdf.gif 28 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR04 NOAA-NMFS Office of Law Enforcement (OLE) West coast enforcement division report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission pdf.gif   02 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR05 Rev_1 Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW): Summary of Washington Pacific Halibut Fisheries Management in 2017 pdf.gif   27 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR06 Rev_1 Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW): Report on the 2017 Oregon Recreational and Commercial Pacific Halibut Fisheries pdf.gif   22 Dec 2017
04 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR07 Oregon State Police Halibut Enforcement Summary PDF icon   11 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR08 California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW): Report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission on 2017 California Fisheries pdf.gif   22 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR09 Fisheries and Oceans Canada 2017: IPHC Annual Report pdf.gif   21 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR10 Rev_1 2017 Canadian Recreational Fishery Halibut Catch Report pdf.gif   21 Dec 2017
11 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR11 Canadian report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission on 2017 halibut fishery enforcement activities pdf.gif   21 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR12 North Pacific Fishery Management Council (NPFMC): Annual management letter pdf.gif   21 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR13 Annual Report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission from the Alaska Region, National Marine Fisheries Service NOAA-Fisheries (NMFS-Alaska region) pdf.gif   08 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR14 Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) Recreation Report PDF icon   20 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR15 Alaska Department of Fish and Game (ADFG) Subsistence Report pdf.gif PPT icon 20 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR16 NOAA Fisheries Office of Law Enforcement (OLE): Alaska enforcement division report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission pdf.gif   09 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-AR17 Alaska State Troopers Department of Public Safety Division of Alaska Wildlife Troopers Report to the International Pacific Halibut Commission     Withdrawn

Regulatory Proposals for 2018

IPHC Secretariat regulatory proposals

Document Title PDF PPT Availability
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropA1 IPHC Closed Area (Sect. 10) (IPHC Secretariat) pdf.gif PPT icon 19 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropA2 Fishing Periods (Sect. 8) (IPHC Secretariat) pdf.gif PPT icon 01 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropA3 VMS requirement for IPHC Regulatory Area 4 clearances (Sect. 15) (IPHC Secretariat) pdf.gif PPT icon 01 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropA4 IPHC Fishery Regulations: minor amendments (IPHC Secretariat) pdf.gif PPT icon 01 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropA5 Discussion paper: Frozen-at-sea exemption for head-on requirement (Sect. 13) (IPHC Secretariat) pdf.gif PPT icon 01 Dec 2017

Contracting Party (Agency) regulatory proposals

Document Title PDF PPT Availability
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropB1 Rev_1 Leasing IFQ to CDQ groups in IPHC Regulatory Area 4 (NMFS) PDF icon PPT icon 23 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropB2 Clarify Alaska Sport Fishery Regulations (NMFS) PDF icon PPT icon 01 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropB3 Clarify Head-On Weight Requirement in Alaska Commercial Fisheries (NMFS) PDF icon PPT icon 01 Dec 2017

Other Stakeholder regulatory proposals

Document Title PDF PPT Availability
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC1 Catch limit proposals (Sect. 11) (Various) PDF icon PPT icon 01 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC2 Preserving catch on private live-aboard vessels (A. Cooper) PDF icon PPT icon 16 Aug 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC3 For unguided sport fishing (P. Phillips) PDF icon PPT icon 14 Sep 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC4 Sport Fishing for Halibut - Cleaning Regulations (S. Riehemann) PDF icon PPT icon 22 Sep 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC5 Elimination of skin-on regulation (J. Shirk) PDF icon PPT icon 16 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC6 Live-aboard processing exemption (D. Robertson) PDF icon PPT icon 16 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC7 Eliminate the requirement for a CHP (S. Riehemann) PDF icon PPT icon 18 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC8 Allow shellfish pots on board (ALFA) PDF icon PPT icon 22 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC9 Processing halibut greater than four filets (M. Cowart) PDF icon PPT icon 24 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC10 Halibut length measurement method (R. Yamada) PDF icon PPT icon 25 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC11 Long term storage aboard pleasure vessels (L. Thompson) PDF icon PPT icon 25 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC12 Long term storage on cruising vessels (W. Cornell) PDF icon PPT icon 25 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC13 Halibut in Bering Sea pots (J. Kauffman) PDF icon PPT icon 27 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC14 Status Quo Harvest Measures for Guided Anglers in Area 3A (R. Yamada) PDF icon PPT icon 27 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC15 Trawler Halibut Bycatch Tender boat program (J. Kearns) pdf.gif PPT icon 26 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC16 Recreational Bag Limit 2C and 3A in times of low abundance (M. Grove) pdf.gif PPT icon 27 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-PropC17 Recreational sportsfishing only allocation (J. Kearns) pdf.gif PPT icon 22 Dec 2017

Reports from IPHC subsidiary bodies (2017/18)

Document Title PDF PPT Availability
IPHC-2017-SRB10-R Report of the 10th Session of the IPHC Scientific Review Board (SRB10) PDF icon   4 July 2017
IPHC-2017-SRB11-R Report of the 11th Session of the IPHC Scientific Review Board (SRB11) PDF icon   29 Sept 2017
IPHC-2017-MSAB09-R Report of the 9th Session of the IPHC Management Strategy Advisory Board (MSAB09) pdf.gif PPT icon 22 May 2017
IPHC-2017-MSAB10-R Report of the 10th Session of the IPHC Management Strategy Advisory Board (MSAB10) pdf.gif PPT icon 27 Oct 2017
IPHC-2018-CB088-R Report of the 88th Session of the IPHC Conference Board (CB088)     Expected: 24 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-PAB023-R Report of the 23rd Session of the Processor Advisory Board (PAB023)     Expected: 24 Jan 2018
IPHC-2017-IM093-R Report of the 93rd Session of the IPHC Interim Meeting (IM093) pdf.gif   2 Dec 2017

Information Papers

Document Title PDF PPT Availability
IPHC-2018-AM094-INF01 Understanding the IPHC harvest decision table (2017) (I. Stewart) PDF icon   01 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-INF02 IPHC Regulatory Area 2A Directed commercial Pacific halibut fishery management overview and fishing period options (2- and 5-days) PDF icon   19 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-INF03 Bycatch data summary (IPHC Secretariat) pdf.gif   21 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-INF04 Stakeholder Statements on regulatory proposals for 2018 (IPHC Secretariat) pdf.gif   28 Dec 2017
IPHC-2018-AM094-INF05 The Magnuson-Stevens Act: Continuing our nation's legacy of strong, science-based fisheries management (ALFA) pdf.gif   08 Jan 2018
IPHC-2018-AM094-INF06 2017 2A Treaty Tribal Halibut Season Summary pdf.gif   17 Jan 2018

Other Supporting documents

Document Title PDF PPT Availability
IPHC-2017-RARA27-R Report of Assessment and Research Activities: 2017 (IPHC Secretariat) pdf.gif   20 Dec 2017