Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program in Alaska Federal Register Rules and Notices 2004-Present
NOAA Fisheries is opening directed fishing for sablefish with fixed gear managed under the Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) Program and the Community Development Quota (CDQ) Program. The season will open 1200 hours, Alaska local time (A.l.t.), March 15, 2019, and will close 1200 hours, A.l.t., November 14, 2019. This period is the same as the 2019 commercial halibut fishery opening dates adopted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission. The IFQ and CDQ halibut season is specified by a separate publication in the Federal Register of annual management measures. Effective 1200 hours, A.l.t., March 15, 2019, until 1200 hours, A.l.t., November 14, 2019.