Fishers' regulatory ideas sought by halibut rule makers

Halibut fishers are encouraged to submit ideas for 2013 regulatory changes or management actions for review at the International Pacific Halibut Commission’s annual meeting.

Proposals may include season length, logbook, reporting measures, landing requirements among other topics. Deadline for submission is November 2

The IPHC Annual Meeting to be held January 22-25, 2013 in Victoria B.C. The commission plans to post a meting schedule in December.

Fishers should also soon be able to comment on an IPHC summary of stock assessment information and catch limit options. The information may be posted as early as Dec. 1. The deadline for comments on 2013 catch limit changes is Dec. 30.

A summary of all proposals will be posted on the IPHC web site www.iphc.int.

For proposal forms for regulation proposals or limit changes visit www.iphc.int/meetings-and-events/annual-meeting.html or call (206) 634-1838.

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