|Plot of Weight vs. Length for Pacific halibut, based on data published by the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) in 2003. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
May 10, 2012 - 06:05 PM AKST
A consulting firm recommended sweeping changes centered on improving transparency and increasing stakeholder participation after completing a performance review of the International Pacific Halibut Commission.
Concur Inc. submitted its review April 30, and conducted a webinar May 7 presenting its findings with 12 recommendations to bring one of the world’s oldest and most well-respected fisheries management bodies in line with the best practices of today.
The IPHC was established by a treaty between the U.S. and Canada in 1923 and manages the Pacific halibut stock through survey assessments, modeling and harvest strategy — and it has largely been successful at achieving sustainability, Concur found.
However, the IPHC process has been.... http://www.alaskajournal.com/Alaska-Journal-of-Commerce/May-Issue-2-2012/Transparency-tops-among-recommended-changes-to-IPHC/