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: