Friday, September 18, 2020

Halibut season extended — in Canada

The International Pacific Halibut Commission has approved an extension of the commercial season in British Columbia (Area 2B) by three weeks, until noon local time Dec. 7.

The original closure date of Nov. 15 still applies in all other areas.

Canadian interests had proposed an even longer halibut season extension to Feb. 20, 2021.

The Canadians sought the extension "in order to increase market opportunities and alleviate the impacts caused by the COVID-19 pandemic crisis," according to this IPHC memo.


VM fish said...

I guess no Covid in Alaska advantage Canada where was our representative in this process.......

Anonymous said...

Leave the halibut in the water this year, the price has been garbage, it doesn't even make sense for the guys leasing IFQ.