Area 2A Directed Commercial Halibut Fishery Closed for Remainder of 2010

The International Pacific Halibut Commission reports that the preliminary catch for the Area 2A non-treaty directed commercial fishery is 132,560 pounds, leaving 9,305 pounds unharvested. However, this amount is not enough to allow for another directed commercial opening. Therefore, the Area 2A non-treaty directed commercial halibut fishery is closed for the remainder of 2010.

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Bruce M. Leaman
Executive Director
Phone: (206) 634-1838
Fax: (206) 632-2983