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IPHC Media Release 2019-001 IPHC Regulatory Area 2A - Recreational Daily Bag Limit Increasing to Two Pacific Halibut in Oregon

22 August 2019

SEATTLE - After reviewing the current status of the recreational Pacific halibut fisheries off Oregon, the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Pacific Fishery Management Council (PFMC) have agreed to increase the recreational daily bag limit to two (2) Pacific halibut of any length in the Central Coast Summer All-Depth and Nearshore fisheries (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt.) and in the Southern Oregon Subarea fishery (Humbug Mt. to the Oregon/California border) in IPHC Regulatory Area 2A effective 23 August 2019.

The Oregon Central Coast All-Depth fishery is open every Friday and Saturday until the quota is attained or until 31 October, whichever is earlier. The Oregon Central Coast Nearshore fishery (inside the 40-fathom line) and the Oregon Southern Subarea fishery are open seven (7) days a week until the quota is attained or until 31 October, whichever is earlier. These areas are in IPHC Regulatory Area 2A.  

Additional information on Pacific halibut fishing opportunities is available at the NOAA Fisheries hotline (1-800-662-9825) and at the ODFW website:

https://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/finfish/halibut/management.asp.

IPHC Secretariat
International Pacific Halibut Commission
2320 W. Commodore Way, Suite 300
Seattle, WA 98199-1287
206-634-1838 | www.iphc.int
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