The Central Coast Summer All-depth halibut fishery will be OPEN August 15 & 16. During the first opening, 17,788 pounds were landed, this leaves approximately 30,000 pounds remaining. Any additional dates after that will be announced by noon on Friday, August 22.
The Central Coast nearshore fishery, through August 3, has landed 9,508 pounds, leaving 12,766 pounds (57%) of the quota remaining.
The Columbia River summer all-depth fishery is open Thursday-Sunday, and the nearshore open Monday-Wednesday. Both fisheries have the majority of their quota remaining.
The Southern Oregon Subarea (Humbug Mt to the OR/CA Border) through August 3 has landed 2,646 pounds, leaving 1,066 pounds (29%) of the quota remaining.
Reminder: the last of the August public meetings on the 2015 sport halibut season is Monday August 11 at 7 pm at the ODFW Marine Resources Program office in Newport. For those that cannot attend in person, the meeting is available via GoTo meeting (https://www4.gotomeeting.com/join/433276823) or can provide input via phone (541-867-4741) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com ). Thank you to those who attended the Brookings and North Bend meetings this week and who have already contacted us.