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Washington South Coast (Marine Area 2) Nearshore sport halibut fishery to close Sunday, July 19 Print E-mail
Thursday, 16 July 2015 08:39

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife estimates that the South Coast (Marine Area 2) recreational fishery had taken 3,819 pounds as of July 12th, and it is projected that the remaining quota will be taken during the week of July 13-19, 2015. Therefore the Marine Area 2 northern nearshore fishery will close at the end of the day on Sunday, July 19th.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015 09:04
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2015 Halibut Landing Report No. 4 Print E-mail
Wednesday, 15 July 2015 08:19

Area 2A Non-Treaty Directed Commercial Halibut Fishery Closed for Remainder of 2015

The International Pacific Halibut Commission reports that the total catch limit for the Area 2A non-treaty directed commercial fishery has been reached following the July 8 fishing period. As a result, the Area 2A non-treaty directed commercial fishery is closed for the remainder of 2015.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 09:45
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Oregon All-Depth Sport Fishery Closed Until August Print E-mail
Thursday, 02 July 2015 00:00
Oregon All-Depth Sport Fishery Closed Until August

 

The estimated harvest from the recent June 25-27 opening in the Oregon Central Coast all-depth sport spring halibut fishery has resulted in a total of 109,163 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. The remaining quota from the spring all-depth fishery (1,486 pounds) will be transferred to the summer all-depth fishery, resulting in a revised quota of 45,394 pounds.  The summer Oregon Central Coast all-depth sport halibut fishery is scheduled to open on August 7-8 and every other subsequent Friday and Saturday until the quota is taken or until October 31.

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 July 2015 08:39
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Area 2A Non-treaty Directed Commercial Fishery Will Open July 8 With Reduced Fishing Period Limits Print E-mail
Tuesday, 30 June 2015 13:05

The June 24 non-treaty commercial fishing period in Area 2A resulted in an estimated catch of 105,400 pounds, leaving approximately 59,100 pounds in the directed commercial allocation.

Area 2A will re-open on July 8 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, 30 June 2015 13:15
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2015 Halibut Landing Report No. 3 Print E-mail
Tuesday, 16 June 2015 12:23

Quota Share Commercial Fisheries Update

The 2015 quota share halibut fisheries opened on March 14. It is estimated that the following commercial landings, in pounds and numbers, were made in the Alaskan IFQ fishery through June 14, 2015 and in the British Columbian IVQ fishery through June 11, 2015.


Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 08:44
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Columbia River Nearshore Fishery to open seven days per week Print E-mail
Friday, 12 June 2015 14:19

The Columbia River all-depth sport halibut fishery closed June 2, 2015 with an estimated harvest of 9,150 pounds. The remaining 604 pounds have been shifted to the Columbia River nearshore subarea (Marine Area 1 in Washington), resulting in 1,104 pounds left to be harvested. This represents sufficient quota to extend the open days for this fishery from three days per week to seven days per week. This change is effective June 15, 2015.

Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife website:
https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=1587

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife website:
http://www.dfw.state.or.us/mrp/finfish/halibut/estimates/halcatch2015.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
Executive Director
Phone: (206) 634-1838
Fax: (206) 632-2983

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