The 2015 total allowable incidental commercial catch of halibut allocated to the limited entry, fixed gear sablefish fishery, which operates in Area 2A north of Point Chehalis, Washington, is 10,347 pounds. Incidental catch of halibut in the sablefish fishery was allowed beginning April 1. Recent projections indicate that the allocation has been harvested. Fishers participating in this fishery will be prohibited from retaining any Pacific halibut effective 12:01 AM on September 1, 2015 and for the remainder of the 2015 season.
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