The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife mobile
  
ignore
 » ODFW Home    » Fish Division   » Marine Resources   » Sport Pacific Halibut   » Management   » Process 2009
ignore
ignore
ignore
About Us Fishing Hunting Viewing License/Regs Conservation Living With Wildlife Education
ignore
ignore
Fish MARINE RESOURCES
Commercial and recreational marine fisheries
ignore

Sport Pacific Halibut - Setting the Season for 2009

 August 2008
  • ODFW hosted two public meetings to introduce and discuss proposed changes for the 2009 Catch Sharing Plan..Meetings were held in Astoria and Newport on Aug. 27 and Aug. 28, respectively.

  • ODFW prepared a report of its recommendations to the Pacific Fishery Managment Council. Read the report (pdf, 2 pages)
 September 2008
  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) held a workshop to discuss methods to allocate the coastwide catch limit among catch areas.

  • Oregon's catch area, 2A (which also includes Washington and California), faced a significant reduction under the proposed allocation method.

  • The Pacific Fishery Management Council adopted for further consideration several proposed changes for the Catch Sharing Plan.

 October 2008
  • ODFW held two public meetings to hear public comments regarding the proposed changes adopted by the Council for further consideration.

  • Meetings were held in Newport and Astoria on Oct. 7 and Oct. 8, respectively.

 November 2008
  • In its report to the Pacific Fishery Management Council, ODFW recommended two changes to the Catch Sharing Plan. Read the report (pdf, 5 pg)
  • The Council, at its meeting in San Diego, Nov. 1-7, adopted both of the changes recommended by ODFW:

    • In the Columbia River subarea, open the spring season 3 days a week, Thursdays-Saturdays
    • In the central coast subarea, allow retention of Pacific cod in the all-depth halibut fishery

    • The Council also discussed halibut allocation among catch areas.
    • The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) held an interim meeting (not open to the public).

    • For 2009 IPHC staff made a preliminary catch limit recommendation of 860,000 pounds for Area 2A (=Oregon, Washington and California), a 30% reduction from the 2008 catch limit.
     January 2009
    • IPHC set catch limits, or total allowable catch (TAC), for 2009 at its annual meeting held Jan. 13-16 in Vancouver, BC.

    • A catch limit of 950,000 pounds for Area 2A (=Oregon, Washington and California) was adopted, a 22% reduction from 2008.

    • ODFW hosted a public meeting in Newport (Jan. 22) to hear comments about number of days and dates for the central coast subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt.) all-depth sport halibut fishery:

    • ODFW recommended dates for the Oregon central coast subarea spring all-depth sport fishery. Read the report (pdf, 7 pages)

     March 2009
    • NOAA Fisheries adopted ODFW's recommended all-depth dates for the Oregon central coast subarea sport fishery and published the rule on March 19.

    • 2009 season map

     

    ignore
    ignore
     


    About Us | Fishing | Hunting | Wildlife Viewing | License / Regs | Conservation | Living with Wildlife | ODFW Outdoors

    ODFW Home | Driving Directions | Employee Directory | Social Media | Oregon.gov | File Formats

    4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE   ::   Salem, OR 97302   ::    Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

    Do you have a question or comment for ODFW? Contact ODFW's Public Service Representative at: odfw.info@state.or.us
    Do you want to enter your opinion about a specific issue into the public record? Contact
    : odfw.comments@state.or.us





       © ODFW. All rights reserved. This page was last updated: 05/01/2012 7:48 PM