IFQs and Federal Fisheries

August 31, 2023

Okay friends, I'm a little disappointed. Of the thousands of you reading this newsletter, not enough have reached out with thoughts on the IFQ fisheries. I know you're busy, you're fishing, you're burned out, but we really do want to hear what you're seeing on the grounds, what you think about the market, what you view as the biggest challenges fishermen are facing right now, etc. I KNOW you have thoughts to share, so send us an email and share them!

On our end, the quota market hasn't changed much, although as the salmon season winds down and folks recover and switch gears to longlining (pun intended) that may change. Halibut dock prices appear to be holding steady in the $5.00 range. 

The statewide sablefish TAC is 45% harvested, with AI at 6%, BS at 36%, CG at 51%, SE at 59%, WG at 56%, and WY at 68%. The statewide halibut TAC is 58% harvested, with 2C at 70%, 3A at 61%, 3B at 60%, 4A at 40%, 4B at 31% and 4C/4D at 36%. See the full report here