That's a reduction of over 7 percent from last year.
But the cut could have been much deeper, with commissioners considering a suggested 33 percent reduction coming into the IPHC annual meeting this week in Victoria, British Columbia.
The commission set season dates of March 23 to Nov. 7.
The IPHC manages U.S. and Canadian halibut stocks. The bulk of the commercial catch comes from Alaska.
Here is the full slate of 2013 catch limits, by regulatory area, expressed in millions of pounds. Figures are rounded slightly.
|Regulatory area||2012 catch limits||2013 catch limits||% change|
Click here for a map of IPHC regulatory areas.