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By Olivia Rose
Pilot Writer 

IPHC releases halibut numbers and regulations for 2024


February 15, 2024

The International Pacific Halibut Commission released the halibut numbers for 2024 on Feb. 5 following their annual meeting.

The IPHC oversees management of halibut along the Pacific coast — from California, through British Columbia, and across coastal Alaska.

During their annual meeting in January each year, the commission adopts the total mortality limits for halibut distributed across the areas they regulate. The adopted total mortality limits for 2024 amount to a net weight of 35.28 million pounds (Mlb), a decrease from the 36.97 Mlb distributed mortality limit for 2023.

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