Halibut all-depth fishery in Marine Area 1 to close effective immediately
Action: Close the all-depth recreational halibut fishery in Marine Area 1 (Ilwaco) effective immediately. The nearshore area will remain open Monday through Wednesday until further notice.
May 15, 2015
Effective date: Immediately
Species affected: Pacific halibut
Location: Marine Area 1
Reason for action: The Marine Area 1 recreational halibut fishery has taken the Pacific halibut quota set aside for the all-depth fishery. There is not enough quota remaining for another day. There is sufficient quota set aside to allow fishing in the Marine Area 1 Nearshore Area until further notice. This rule conforms to federal action taken by the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC).
Information contact: Heather Reed, (360) 249-4628 ext. 202