Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife news release
NEWPORT — Two additional openings have been added to Oregon's Central Coast Subarea, increasing anglers' opportunity to harvest the quota for the spring all-depth halibut fishery. July 16-18 and July 30-August 1 were added, making a total of eight openings for this popular fishery.
The Central Coast Subarea includes ports from Port Orford to Garibaldi.
"Adding these two openings to the spring all-depth season gives halibut anglers more opportunity to harvest the quota," said Lynn Mattes, Recreational Groundfish and Halibut Project Leader. "We haven't met the quota yet and don't believe these extra openings will surpass that."
The fishery was open May 21-23, May 28-30, June 11-13, and June 18-20. Remaining openings are July 9-11, July 16-18, July 23-25, and July 30-Aug. 1.
Many coastal communities remain concerned about a large influx of visitors while some COVID-19 restrictions are still in effect. Anglers are asked to be mindful of the Governor's Executive Order as well as coastal community concerns and:
For more about halibut fishing, including a map of Oregon's recreational seasons, please visit https://myodfw.com/pacific-halibut-sport-regulations
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