Fishery Notice

RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
FN1085-RECREATIONAL - Halibut - SFAB/DFO Halibut In-season Working Group Meeting Update - September 2017

The Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB) and Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) 
working group met September 25 to review the 2017 halibut season.  

The recreational halibut allocation, which is 15% of the Canadian total 
allowable catch is 1,118,029 pounds, was achieved in early September and the 
fishery closed.  

Final 2017 halibut catch estimates will be provided to the Sport Fishing 
Advisory Board (SFAB) process as the Department moves into our post-season 

Harvest advice for the 2018 halibut season will be considered at the 94th 
Session of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Annual Meeting.  
The meeting will be held January 22 to 26, 2018 at the Hilton Portland Downtown 
in Portland, Oregon, USA. 	

Pre-season consultations with the SFAB will commence shortly thereafter. 


Devona Adams 604-666-3271
Adam Keizer 604-666-9033

Fisheries & Oceans Operations Center - FN1085
Sent October 17, 2017 at 1042