Synopsis of 2017 U.S. Sport Pacific Halibut Regulations for Washington, Oregon, and California (IPHC Regulatory Area 2A)

AreaDescription

Quota (lbs)

Dates

# Days/Week
(Days of Week)

Status

Puget Sound WA

East of Sekiu River
(WDFW Marine Areas 5-10)

64,962

4 May
6 May
11 May
21 May
1 (Thu)
1 (Sat)
1 (Thu)
1 (Sun)
 Closed
North Coast, WA Sekiu River mouth to Queets River
(WDFW Marine Areas 3-4, closed "C-shape" area SW of Cape Flattery for yelloweye rockfish protection)
115,599 4 May
6 May
11 May
21 May
25 May
1 (Thu)
1 (Sat)
1 (Thu)
1 (Sun)
1 (Thu)
 Closed
South Coast, WA Queets River to Leadbetter Point
(WDFW Marine Area 2)
All depths
48,307 4 May
6 May
11 May
21 May
1 (Thu)
1 (Sat)
1 (Thu)
1 (Sun)
 Closed
Queets River to Leadbetter Point
(WDFW Marine Area 2)
(Nearshore)2
2,000 Opens Saturday after all depth quota achieved 7 (Mon-Sun)  Closed
Columbia River3
WA/OR
Leadbetter Pt. to Cape Falcon
(WDFW Marine Area 1, OR)
All depth
12,299 4 May 4 (Thu-Sun)  
Leadbetter Pt. to Cape Falcon
(WDFW Marine Area 1, OR)
Nearshore fishery3
500 8 May Mon-Wed  
Central Coast OR3 Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt
All depths - Spring fishery
151,712

11-13 May
18-20 May
1-3 Jun
8-10 Jun
15-17 Jun

3 (Thu-Sat)  
Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt
All depths - Summer fishery
60,203 4-5 Aug
**
2 (Fri-Sat)
Alternate weeks
 
Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt
Nearshore4
28,897 1 Jun - 31 Oct 7 (Mon-Sun)  
South Coast OR South of Humbug Mt. to OR/CA border 10,039 1 May - 31 Oct 7 (Mon-Sun)  
California All waters off California 34,580

1 May - 15 Jun
1-15 Jul
1-15 Aug
1 Sep - 31 Oct

(while quota remains)

7 (Mon-Sun)  
NOTE: For all areas, there is a daily bag limit of one (1) fish of any size unless otherwise noted.
** - Dates and re-openings to be announced by IPHC (www.iphc.int) and NMFS (NMFS hotline 1-800-662-9825;#5;#1)
1 Season open until ending date shown or until the subarea quota is attained, whichever occurs first
2 Restricted to waters inside the 30-fathom boundary line.
3 Restrictions on groundfish retention apply in this area. Check state regulations.
4 Restricted to waters inside the 40-fathom boundary line.