IPHC Media Release 2020-027 Invitation to the 8th Special Session of the IPHC (SS08)
02 September 2020
SEATTLE – The IPHC is pleased to invite all interested parties to attend the 8th Special Session of the IPHC (SS08), which will be held on 17 September 2020 from 13:00-16:00 hrs.
The special session is to be held following requests from Canada for in-season regulatory changes as described below:
Commercial and recreational Pacific halibut fishery changes in response to COVID-19 for Area 2B: Commercial and recreational fisheries for Pacific halibut have experienced disruptions to fishing opportunities and markets, and are proposing sector-specific management responses for consideration by DFO and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). The proposals are:
The commercial fishery is seeking a season extension, changing the closure from 15 November 2020 to 20 February, 2021;
The recreational fishery is seeking an underage carryover provision that would allow 10% of this year’s recreational TAC, if uncaught, to be added to the recreational TAC in 2021.
The meeting will be held via the go-to-meeting platform with a link to be added to the meeting page immediately prior to the session.
SS08 meeting page: https://www.iphc.int/venues/details/8th-special-session-of-the-iphc-ss08
International Pacific Halibut Commission
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