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  • Public Meetings to Discuss the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan

    for 2018

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    Photo courtesy of Matt Blume

  • Meeting Outline

    Catch sharing plan timeline

    Proposals forwarded by the Council

    Columbia River Subarea

    Central Coast Subarea

    Southern Oregon SubareaNONE

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  • Procedure to Make Changes to the

    Halibut Catch Sharing Plan (CSP)

    Process to implement changes for 2018 fishery:

    Early August: ODFW solicits public input

    September 13-18, 2017: PFMC preliminarily adopted changes for 2018 for further public comment (Boise, ID) www.pcouncil.org

    Late Sept-Early Oct: ODFW solicits public input on specific proposals forwarded by PFMC

    November 14-20, 2017 : PFMC adopts final changes for 2018 fishery (Costa Mesa, CA) www.pcouncil.org

    January 22-26, 2018: IPHC Annual Meeting, catch limits set (Portland, OR) www.iphc.int

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    Central Coast Subarea

    Southern Oregon Subarea

    Columbia River Subarea

    Oregon Recreational

    Halibut Fishery Subareas

  • Allocation Proposals

    None of the allocation proposals discussed at the June council meeting were approved

    No allocation changes for 2018

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    Columbia River Subarea (Leadbetter Point, WA to Cape Falcon, OR)

  • Columbia River Subarea

    Proposal from Washington anglers to change the number of days open in the all-depth fishery Currently: open Thursday through Sunday

    Proposal: open Thursday, Friday, and Sunday. Saturday would be closed

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  • Columbia River Subarea

    Rationale:

    The all-depth fishery, 4 days/weeks only lasts until early June

    By reducing one weekend day per week, the fishery may last longer into June, or possibly July

    Likely the same total number of days open, just spread out more

    Complicates regulations by having open two days, closed one day, open one day, closed three days.

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    Central Oregon Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt.)

  • Central Oregon Coast Subarea

    Proposal to split the Central Oregon Coast Subarea into 2 sub-areas Split would be at the

    Florence north jetty

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    Proposed Central Subarea N

    Proposed Central Subarea S

  • Central Oregon Coast Subarea

    Allocation Options for the new areas

    Option a: based on 2012-2016 average landings

    91% N; 9% S

    Option b: based on 2012-2016 average effort

    92% N; 8% S

    Option c: same as the previous split (1995-2003)

    93% N; 7% S

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  • Central Oregon Coast Subarea

    Rationale:

    requested by anglers from Coos Bay and Bandon almost every year

    Had been in place 1995-2003 In 2003 anglers asked to have merged again

    Would like to be managed separately from more popular ports Newport takes all the fish

    weather is different, cant get out as often

    Will make regulations more complicated, as another area will be added

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  • Central Oregon Coast Subarea

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  • Central Oregon Coast Subarea

    If the Council choses one of the options, the table below shows what the allocations would be (in pounds), based on the 2017 quota

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    Spring AD Option a Option b Option c 2017

    Subarea N 138,058 139,575 141,092151,712

    Subarea S 13,654 12,137 10,620

    Summer AD a b c 2017

    Subarea N 54,785 55,387 55,98960,203

    Subarea S 5,418 4,816 4,214

    Nearshore a b c 2017

    Subarea N 26,296 26,585 26,87428,897

    Subarea S 2,601 2,312 2,023

  • Central Oregon Coast Subarea

    Using the average catch per day 2013-2017

    Applied to the 2017 quota, for each option

    projected number of days open, for each option

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    Projected Days Open Actual Days Open

    Spring AD Option a Option b Option c 20172013-2017

    Avg.

    Subarea N 17 17 1718 14

    Subarea S 16 14 12

    Summer AD

    Subarea N 12 12 128 8

    Subarea S 12 11 10

    Nearshore

    Subarea N 117 118 12080 100

    Subarea S 111 98 86

  • Central Oregon Coast Subarea

    If split into 2 separate subareas, season structures would remain the same as current Central Oregon Coast Subarea Could change in future

    Spring All-Depth Opens 2nd Thursday in May, every Thurs-Sat; weeks

    can be skipped to avoid adverse tides

    Fixed dates chosen preseason

    Summer All-Depth Opens 1st Fri in August, open every other Fri-Sat

    Nearshore Opens June 1, seven days per week

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    Southern Oregon Subarea (Humbug Mt. to OR/CA Border)

  • Southern Oregon Subarea

    No changes proposed for 2018

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  • End of Background Materials

    Thank you for participating.

    If you have further comments or questions,

    please contact Lynn, Christian, or Maggie

    at 541-867-4741 or

    lynn.mattes@state.or.us,

    Christian.t.heath@state.or.us,

    Maggie.sommer@state.or.us

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