Recreational - Area 2A Recreational at a Glance

IPHC Regulatory Area 2A Recreational Openings

At-A-Glance

Synopsis of 2019 U.S. Recreational Pacific Halibut Regulations for Washington, Oregon, and California (IPHC Regulatory Area 2A) - page is currently being updated...

Puget Sound, WA

East of Sekiu River (WDFW Marine Areas 5-10)
Quota - 77,550 lbs (35.18 mt)
Dates
Thursday - 2 May Sunday - 26 May
Saturday - 4 May Thursday - 6 June
Thurday - 9 May Saturday - 8 June
Saturday - 11 May Thurday - 20 June
Saturday - 18 May Saturday - 22 June
Friday - 24 May  

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)
Quota - 128,187 lbs (58.14 mt)
Dates
Thursday - 2 May Sunday - 26 May
Saturday - 4 May Thursday - 6 June
Thurday - 9 May Saturday - 8 June
Saturday - 11 May Thurday - 20 June
Saturday - 18 May Saturday - 22 June
Friday - 24 May  

 

South Coast, WA

Queets River to Leadbetter Point (WDFW Marine Area 2)
Quota - 62,896 lbs (28.53 mt)
Dates
Thursday - 2 May Sunday - 12 May
Sunday - 5 May Friday - 24 May
Thurday - 9 May  

Columbia River, WA/OR

(Leadbetter Pt., WA, to Cape Falcon)
Quota (All-Depth) -14,267 lbs (6471.40 mt) Quota (Near Shore) -500 lbs (226.79 mt)
Dates (All-Depth)
Thursday - 2 May Sunday - 26 May
Saturday - 4 May Thursday - 6 June
Thurday - 9 May Saturday - 8 June
Saturday - 11 May Thurday - 20 June
Saturday - 18 May Saturday - 22 June
Friday - 24 May Thurs. and Sun. through
earlier of quota or Sept. 30
Dates (Near Shore)
Washington
Oregon - Mondays-Wednesdays inside the 40-fathom line beginning May 6, through the
earlier of quota or Sept. 30.

Central Coast, OR

(Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt.)
Quota (All-Depth) Spring - 171,103 lbs (77.61 mt)
      Summer - 67,893
Dates (All-Depth Spring) Dates (All-Depth Spring)  Back-Up (if quota) Dates (All-Depth Summer) Dates (All-Depth Spring) Back-Up (if quota)
9-11 May 20-22 Jun 2-3 Aug Every other Fri-Sat
16-18 May 4-6 Jul  
23-25 May 18-20 Jul  
30 May-1 Jun  
6-8 Jun  
Quota (Near Shore) - 32,591 lbs (14.78 mt)
2-3 Aug
Dates (All-Depth Spring) Back-Up (if quota)
Every other Fri-Sat

South Coast, OR

(South of Humbug Mt. to OR/CA border)
Quota (All Depth) - 11,322 lbs (6.63 mt)
Dates 
1 May seven days per week through the earlier of quota, or 31 October

California

(All waters off California)
Quota - 39,000 lbs (17.69 mt)
Dates
Tentatively scheduled to reopen on 1 May.