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June 08, 2012

Halibut Closes Off Westport, Washington

In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-halibut daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction.

The recreational halibut fishery closes in the northern nearshore area of Marine Area 2 end of day Friday, June 8. Marine areas 3 and 4, which have been closed to halibut fishing since June 2, will  reopen for one more day of fishing on June 14.

The closures, according to Heather Reed, biologist with the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife, are due to anglers being expected to reach the halibut quota for the area.

The rest of Marine Area 2 is already closed to halibut fishing.

Sufficient poundage remains under the north coast quota to allow another day of fishing in marine areas 3 (LaPush) and 4 (Neah Bay).

In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-halibut daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction.