In December 2015, the Council established a new committee consisting of three US IPHC Commissioners and three Council members to better align internal US halibut management interests within the Council process, through the Halibut Management Framework strategic planning document. The Council has also identified a need to improve communication and coordination of management and research activities with the IPHC, so that each body can support the other in fulfilling its respective mission. The purpose of the Council’s Halibut Management Committee can best be described as pursuing these two areas of work or discussion, to inform both the full Council and the IPHC. Staff contact is Dave Witherell.
Draft Halibut Management Framework Document September 2016