At the time of this writing, the majority of 2021 halibut IFQ has been landed. Catch reports have been mostly positive, while already strong dock prices continue to reach new highs . Market activity has been limited as availability of unfished quota is low. We expect market activity for fished quota to increase towards the end of the year.
Market activity for sablefish quota continues to be limited, despite much of the 2021 allocation remaining unharvested. Improved dock prices have led to increased buyer interest and some recent sales. We expect a significant amount of 2021 IFQ will remain unharvested. Activity will likely increase towards the end of the year.