Weekly News via Email
   Set as homepage | Add to favorites | Customer Service | Subscribe Now | Place an Ad | Contact Us | Sitemap Friday, 08.22.2014
Classifieds
News Archive
Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
 1  2  3  4  5
 6  7  8  9  10  11  12
 13  14  15  16  17  18  19
 20  21  22  23  24  25  26
 27  28  29  30  31
Online Extras
Site Services
Around Bend
Outdoor Fun
Travel Info
Shop Local




Members Of



Poll: Today's Live Poll
Email to a friend | Print this | PDF version | Comments (0 posted) 
  Blogger |   del.icio.us |   digg |   newsvine

May 25,2007
Pacific halibut fishing off Columbia River closes Saturday
by Bend Weekly News Sources

NEWPORT, Ore.— Fishery managers announced Thursday that preliminary estimates and projections indicate the spring quota in the Pacific halibut fishery off the Columbia River will be reached by Sunday and the fishery will close effective Saturday, May 26 at 11:59 p.m.

The decision by Oregon and Washington fishery officials and NOAA Fisheries closes the recreational fishery for Pacific halibut between Leadbetter Point in Washington and Cape Falcon in Oregon.

The spring fishery opened on May 1 and was scheduled to be open through July 15 or the harvest of 14,264 pounds of Pacific halibut, whichever came first. 

A second Columbia River season is scheduled to begin on Aug. 3. This season opens the fishery Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays through the combined harvest quota of 20,378 pounds from both seasons or Sept. 30, whichever comes first.

Opportunities to fish for Pacific halibut remain open in other areas of Oregon. Between Cape Falcon and Humbug Mountain (near Port Orford), anglers may fish for halibut inside the 40-fathom line seven days a week through Oct. 31 or attainment of the harvest quota for that fishery. The all-depth halibut fishery is open May 24-26, and 31, and June 1-2 and June 7-9. Additional days may open in June and July if the quota has not been met and a second season is scheduled to begin in August. The high-relief area of Stonewall Bank, west of Newport, is closed to all halibut fishing.

The area south of Humbug Mountain is open in all-depths for Pacific halibut through Oct. 31, seven days a week.

Days on which Pacific halibut fishing is open will be announced on the NOAA Fisheries hotline (1-800-662-9825) and posted on the ODFW Marine Resources Program Web site at www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP. More information on regulations can be found in the "2007 Oregon Sport Ocean Regulations for Salmon, Halibut and Other Marine Species" booklet.

1436 times read

Related news
Pacific halibut sport seasons set by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Apr 06,2007

Sport anglers get more all-depth halibut days by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Jun 29,2007

Summer sport halibut season opens Aug. 3 by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Aug 03,2007

Comment invited on options for 2009 Oregon ocean salmon seasons by Bend_Weekly_News_Sources posted on Mar 20,2009

Alaska fights for their right to fish for halibut by Bend Weekly News Sources posted on Jan 19,2007

Did you enjoy this article? Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00Rating: 5.00 (total 10 votes)

Market Information
Breaking News
Most Popular
Most Commented
Featured Columnist
Horoscope Guide
Aquarius Aquarius Libra Libra
Aries Aries Pisces Pisces
Cancer Cancer Sagittarius Sagittarius
Capricorn Capricorn Scorpio Scorpio
Gemini Gemini Taurus Taurus
Leo Leo Virgo Virgo
Local Attractions
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau
Bend Visitors & Convention Bureau

Mt. Bachelor Resort
Mt. Bachelor Resort

Les Schwab Ampitheater
Les Schwab Ampitheater

Deschutes County Fairgrounds
Deschutes County
Fairgrounds

Tower Theatre
Tower Theatre

The High Desert Museum

Advertisements



Deschutes County

Google  
  Web    BendWeekly.com
© 2006 Bend Weekly News
A .Com Endeavors, Inc. Company.
All Rights Reserved. Terms under
which this service is provided to you.
Please read our Privacy Policy. Contact us.
Bend Weekly News & Event Guide Online
   Save the Net
Advertisement
External sites open in new window,
not endorsed by BendWeekly.com
Subscribe in NewsGator Online
Add to Google Add to MSN Add to My AOL
What are RSS headlines?