CDFW Information | Leisure Pacific Halibut Fishery to Shut August 7

Leisure Pacific Halibut Fishery to Shut August 7

The California Division of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) has introduced the leisure Pacific halibut fishery will shut Sunday, August 7 at 11:59 p.m. Primarily based on the most recent catch projections, CDFW expects the 2022 California leisure quota of 38,740 web kilos will likely be exceeded except the fishery is closed.

CDFW tracks the progress of the fishery annually to forestall catch from exceeding the California quota. CDFW subject employees are positioned at public launch ramps and constitution boat landings to observe catches of Pacific halibut all through the season, together with different marine sport fish species. The quota quantity is decided yearly by the Worldwide Pacific Halibut Fee (IPHC).

Utilizing this info, CDFW conferred with the Nationwide Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS), the IPHC and the Pacific Fishery Administration Council to evaluate projected catch quantities and decide the closure date. Formal authority to shut the fishery resides with NMFS, which took motion to shut the fishery following session with CDFW.

Pacific halibut are a distinct species than California halibut and occupy a big geographic vary from the Aleutian Islands eastward via Alaska to British Columbia and all through ocean waters of the Pacific Northwest. Alongside the West Coast, Pacific halibut are generally discovered as far south as Level Area in Mendocino County.

For present details about the Pacific halibut fishery, science or administration, please verify the next sources:

Media Contacts:Melanie Parker, CDFW Marine Area, (831) 601-5928Jordan Traverso, CDFW Communications, (916) 212-7352

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