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2014 Halibut Landing Report No. 6 Print E-mail
Thursday, 17 July 2014 08:39

Area 2A Non-Treaty Directed Commercial Halibut Fishery Closed for Remainder of 2014

The International Pacific Halibut Commission reports that the estimated catch from the Area 2A non-treaty directed commercial fishery is close to the catch limit following the July 9 fishing period. The remaining catch limit is too small to allow for another directed fishery without exceeding the catch limit. Therefore, the Area 2A non-treaty directed commercial halibut fishery is closed for the remainder of 2014. The remaining catch limit of 4,000 pounds will be available, beginning August 1, to the incidental halibut fishery during the salmon troll season.

Last Updated on Thursday, 17 July 2014 09:08
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2014 Halibut Landing Report No. 5 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 01 July 2014 12:48

Area 2A Non-treaty Directed Commercial Fishery Will Open July 9 With Reduced Fishing Period Limits

The June 25 non-treaty commercial fishing period in Area 2A resulted in a catch of about 134,000 pounds, leaving approximately 34,100 pounds remaining in the catch limit.

Area 2A will re-open on July 9 for 10 hours, from 8:00 AM to 6:00 PM local time. The fishery is restricted to waters that are south of Point Chehalis, Washington (46°53’18” N. latitude) under regulations promulgated by National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS). Fishing period limits as indicated in the following table will be in effect for this opening.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 01 July 2014 12:56
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2014 Halibut Landing Report No. 4 Print E-mail
Friday, 27 June 2014 08:25

Oregon Spring All-Depth Sport Fishery Closed Until August


The estimated harvest from the recent June 19-21 opening in the Oregon Central Coast all-depth sport halibut fishery has resulted in a total of 113,229 pounds being landed. Not enough quota remains for any back-up dates. Therefore, the spring Central Coast all-depth sport halibut fishery is now closed. Sport halibut fishing will resume in the summer all-depth fishery scheduled for August 1-2.

Last Updated on Friday, 27 June 2014 07:41
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2014 Halibut Landing Report No. 3 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 17 June 2014 13:41

Quota Share Commercial Fisheries Update

The 2014 quota share halibut fisheries opened on March 8. It is estimated that the following catches and numbers of landings were made in the Alaskan IFQ and CDQ fisheries and in the British Columbian IVQ fishery through June 15, 2014.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 June 2014 14:20
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Area 2A Incidental Commercial Halibut Fishery During the Salmon Troll Season Print E-mail
Friday, 30 May 2014 13:03

The incidental commercial fishery catch limit of halibut allocated to the Area 2A salmon troll fishery in 2014 is 29,671 pounds. Preliminary landings are estimated at a total of 26,330 pounds leaving an estimated 3,341 pounds to be harvested. Estimated landings to date are 11,194 pounds into Oregon and 15,136 pounds into Washington.

In-season actions were taken to ensure the catch limit is not exceeded.

Last Updated on Thursday, 19 June 2014 13:31
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Washington North and South Coast Area Sport Fisheries Closing Print E-mail
Thursday, 22 May 2014 13:08

The Washington North Coast primary sport halibut fishery in Marine Areas 3 (La Push) and 4 (Neah Bay) will close on Sunday, May 25 for the remainder of 2014. State fishery managers expect the recreational harvest in those areas to reach the 108,030-pound area quota by the end of the last day of fishing on May 24.

Last Updated on Thursday, 22 May 2014 13:14
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