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Inseason Adjustments to the 2021 Pacific Halibut Recreational Fishery

July 21, 2021

For information, contact Kathryn Blair, kathryn.blair@noaa.gov, (503) 231-6858; NMFS Hotline: (800) 662-9825

Effective July 16, 2021

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces additional season dates for the Washington North Coast and Puget Sound Pacific halibut recreational fisheries in Area 2A (Washington, Oregon, and California). The inseason action is effective on July 16, 2021. You can access Pacific halibut information on the NOAA Fisheries website.

The additional dates for the Puget Sound and North Coast subareas are August 19-21, 26-28; September 2-4, 9-11, 16-18, and 23-24. 

The NOAA Fisheries halibut hotline at (800) 662-9825 has the most up-to-date information for both the commercial (directed and incidental) and recreational Area 2A fisheries. State-specific Pacific halibut fishery information is available at the following websites: 

Washington: https://wdfw.wa.gov/fishing/regulations/halibut
Oregon: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/finfish/halibut/management.asp
California: https://www.wildlife.ca.gov/Conservation/Marine/Pacific-Halibut 

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on July 21, 2021

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