The cut compounds the 19 percent reduction seen in 2011.
The season will open on March 17.
The IPHC manages U.S. and Canadian halibut stocks. The bulk of the commercial catch comes from Alaska.
Here is the full slate of 2012 catch limits, by regulatory area, expressed in millions of pounds.
|Regulatory area||2011 catch limits||2012 catch limits||% change|
Click here for a map of IPHC regulatory areas.