Pacific halibut supply to increase this year

Published on
January 30, 2017

The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) completed its ninety-third annual meeting in Victoria, BC, Canada on 27 January, with the recommendation to the governments of Canada and the United States that catch limits for 2017 could be set at 31.4 million pounds (14,243 metric tons – MT), up by more than 5 percent from just under 29.9 million pounds (13,562 MT) last year.

It is the third year in a row that IPHC has raised the quota recommendation, with its scientists reporting a slow …

Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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