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IPHC News Release 2018-016 Recreational Fisheries: Columbia River Subarea Nearshore Closure

29 June 2018

IPHC NEWS RELEASE 2018-016

RECREATIONAL FISHERIES: COLUMBIA RIVER SUBAREA NEARSHORE CLOSURE

Closed: Columbia River subarea nearshore Pacific halibut recreational fisheries. The catch estimates from the Columbia River subarea nearshore subarea indicate that the 500 lb (~0. 227 t) allocation has been attained. As a result, the Columbia River subarea nearshore Pacific halibut recreational fisheries will close at the end of the day Saturday, 30 June 2018 and will remain closed for the remainder of 2018.

For more information on these fishery updates please refer to:

Oregon: Department of Fish and Wildlife website:

http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/finfish/halibut/index.asp

For further recreational fishery retention information, call the NMFS hotline (1-800-662-9825 press 7 for Pacific halibut information).

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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David T. Wilson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, IPHC
Phone: (206) 634-1838
Fax:     (206) 632-2983
Web:  www.iphc.int

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