2016b Halibut Seasons Finalized By Oregon Fish And Wildlife Commission.

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted the staff recommended recreational Pacific halibut seasons at their meeting last Friday.

A map with season dates and regulations can be found at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/finfish/halibut/seasonmaps/2016_hbt_map.pdf

Columbia River Subarea

All-Depth–Opens Sunday May 1. Open every Thursday-Sunday until September 30 or the quota is attained.

Nearshore–Opens Monday, May 2. Open every Monday-Wednesday until September 30 or the quota is attained.

Central Oregon Coast

Spring All-Depth–fixed dates are: May 12-14; May 19-21; May 26-28; and June 2-4. If any quota remains after those dates, back-up days will be announced. Possible back-up dates are: June 16-18; June 30-July 2; July 14-16; and July 28-30.

Summer All-Depth– opens August 5-6. Open every other Friday and Saturday until October 31 or the quota is attained.

Nearshore– Opens June 1, seven days per week until October 31 or the quota is attained.

Southern Oregon Subarea–Opens May 1, 7 days per week until October 31 or the quota is attained.

For additional information see the ODFW recreational halibut webpage.

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