IPHC 2009 Catch Limits

Official IPHC Meeting Results:  http://www.iphc.washington.edu/halcom/newsrel/2009/nr20090120.htm 

The IPHC Commissioners announced their decision on catch limits for 2009 at the end of the annual meeting held in Vancouver on January 16, 2009. 

The catch limits are up from staff recommendations for Area 2 A,B,C and down for 3A

AREA

2008 CATCH LIMIT

STAFF RECOMMENDATIONS

2009 ACTUAL CATCH LIMIT

% CHANGE FROM 2008

2A

1.22

0.86

.950

-22%

2B

9.0

6.96

7.63

-15.2%

2C

6.21

4.47

5.02

- 19.1%

3A

24.22

22.53

21.7

-10.4%

3B

10.9

11.67

10.9

=

4A

3.1

2.65

2.55

-17.7%

4B

1.86

1.94

1.87

+.53%

4CDE

3.89

2.93

3.46

-11%

         
TOTAL

60.40

54.01

54.01

10.5%

Catch limits are in Million pounds  

Remember that Areas 2A & 2B includes Sport, Tribal and commercial fisheries and that the Alaska catch limits quotas are for commercial only and does not include the catch target limits for sport (unguided & guided), and subsistence.

More information to come later to members by email in the next day or so.

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