The preliminary catch for California’s Pacific halibut sport fishery through 18 September was estimated to be 27,846 pounds. After taking into consideration recent catch trends and weather forecasts, fishery managers project that the remaining 1,794 pounds will be taken during the period of 22-23 September. As a result, the 2016 Pacific halibut sport fishery in California will be closed for the remainder of the season effective 24 September.

For more information, refer to the California Department of Fish and Wildlife website: or the National Marine Fisheries Service Halibut Hotline: 1-800-662-9825; press 7; 1 for halibut information.

Due to the short notice, this notification is posted to our website only, and no paper copy mailed.

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

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