Closed: California’s Pacific halibut sport fishery - The preliminary catch estimate for California’s Pacific halibut sport fishery through 3 September 2017 is 31,422 pounds, leaving an estimated 3,158 pounds to be harvested. As a result, the California Pacific halibut sport fishery will close at the end of the day (23:59 PDT) Sunday, 10 September 2017. This fishery will then be closed for the remainder of 2017.

More information is available on the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) website:

Due to the short notice nature of this notification, it is posted to our website only, and no paper copy has been mailed out.


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David T. Wilson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, IPHC
Phone: (206) 634-1838
Fax: (206) 632-2983