Oregon All-Depth Sport Fishery Closed Until August
The estimated harvest from the recent June 17-18 opening in the Oregon Central Coast all-depth sport spring halibut fishery is 23,393 pounds, resulting in a total of 132,097 pounds being landed. This is 2,059 pounds over the spring allocation. Therefore, the spring Central Coast all-depth sport halibut fishery is now closed. The quota overage from the spring all-depth fishery will be deducted from the summer
all-depth fishery, resulting in a revised quota of 49,544 pounds. The summer Oregon Central Coast all-depth sport halibut fishery is scheduled to open on August 5-6 and every other subsequent Friday and Saturday until the quota is taken, or until October 31.
Halibut anglers are reminded that the Oregon Central Coast nearshore (<40 fathom) fishery is open seven days per week until the quota is caught. The South of Humbug subarea is also open seven days a week until October 31 or until its quota is reached. Each angler is allowed one fish per day of any size in these subareas.
More information is available at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/finfish/halibut/index.asp
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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Bruce M. Leaman
Phone: (206) 634-1838
Fax: (206) 632-2983