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IPHC News Release 2018-013 Recreational Fisheries: Washington South Coast All Depth Closure

1 June 2018

IPHC NEWS RELEASE 2018-013

RECREATIONAL FISHERS: WASHINGTON SOUTCH COAST
ALL DEPTH CLOSURE

Closed: Washington South Coast (WDFW Marine Area 2) all-depth (primary) Pacific halibut recreational fishery. The Washington preliminary catch estimates from the South Coast all-depth recreational fishery total 41,258 pounds (18.7 tonnes), against an allocation of 44,341 pounds (20.1 tonnes). As a result, the Washington South Coast all-depth Pacific halibut recreational fishery is closed for the remainder of 2018. Any remaining quota will be transferred to the nearshore fishery in the Washington South Coast subarea (WDFW Marine Area 2).

For more information on these updates please refer to:

Washington: Department of Fish and Wildlife website:
https://fortress.wa.gov/dfw/erules/efishrules/erule.jsp?id=2146  

For further recreational fishery retention information, call the NMFS hotline (1-800-662-9825 press 7 for Pacific halibut information).

Due to the short notice nature of this notification, it is posted to our website only, and no paper copy has been mailed out.

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David T. Wilson, Ph.D.
Executive Director, IPHC
Phone: (206) 634-1838
Fax:     (206) 632-2983
Web:  www.iphc.int

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