Recreational - Area 2A Recreational Openings

IPHC Regulatory Area 2A Recreational Openings

Synopsis of 2019 U.S. Recreational Pacific Halibut Regulations for Washington, Oregon, and California (IPHC Regulatory Area 2A).

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.