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Inseason Adjustments to the 2021 Pacific Halibut Recreational Fishery

August 23, 2021

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

Effective August 20, 2021

The National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announces additional season dates for the Washington South Coast and Columbia River Pacific halibut recreational fisheries in Area 2A (Washington, Oregon, and California). The inseason action is effective on August 20, 2021. You can access Pacific halibut information on the NOAA Fisheries website.

The additional dates for the Washington South Coast and Columbia River subareas are August 27 and September 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 August 23, 2021

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