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IPHC Media Release 2020-024 Recreational Fishery Closure in IPHC Regulatory Area 2A: California

11 August 2020

SEATTLE – Closure: The International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) notes that the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and NOAA-Fisheries have indicated that the fishery limit for the IPHC Regulatory Area 2A Pacific halibut recreational fishery for California was estimated to have been reached on 2 August 2020 and that the IPHC Regulatory Area 2A Pacific halibut recreational fishery in California will close at the end of the day (23:59 PDT) Tuesday, 11 August for the remainder of 2020.

For more information, please view the California Department of Fish and Wildlife media release at:

Updates on Pacific halibut fishing opportunities are available at the NOAA-Fisheries hotline (1-800-662-9825).

IPHC Secretariat
International Pacific Halibut Commission
2320 W. Commodore Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98199-1287
206-634-1838 | www.iphc.int
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