All-depth halibut fishing to close in Marine 2
May 1, 2016
Action: Close the all-depth recreational halibut fishery in Marine Area 2 (Westport). The nearshore area will remain open seven days per week until further notice.
Effective date: Immediately
Species affected: Pacific halibut
Location: Marine Area 2
Reason for action: The Marine Area 2 recreational halibut fishery has taken the Pacific halibut quota set aside for the all-depth fishery. There are not enough quota pounds remaining for another day. There is sufficient quota set aside to allow fishing in the Marine Area 2 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
Fishers must have a current Washington Fishing License, appropriate to the fishery. Check the WDFW "Fishing in Washington" rules pamphlet (http://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/ )for details on fishing seasons and regulations. Fishing rules are subject to change. Check the WDFW Fishing hotline for the latest rule information at (360) 902-2500, press 2 for recreational rules. For the Shellfish Rule Change hotline call (360)796-3215 or toll free 1-866-880-5431.