10/02/12 - 10:14pm
The North Pacific Fishery Management Council will consider several alternatives for Pacific halibut allocations at its October meeting.
The council meets today through Tuesday in Anchorage, and has scheduled two full days for halibut issues. The council is slated to take final action on the halibut catch sharing plan for Southeast, or Area 2C, and Southcentral, or Area 3A. The council is tasked with finding a way to split a combined catch limit, set by the International Pacific Halibut Commission, or IPHC, between commercial and charter fishermen.