The state Department of Fish and Wildlife earlier today said the recreational halibut fishery will close in the northern nearshore area of Marine Area 2 at the end of the day Friday. The agency also said marine areas 3 and 4 will reopen for one more day of fishing June 14.
Heather Reed, a fish biologist, said anglers are expected to reach the halibut quota for the northern nearshore area of the Westport area by the end of Friday.
The rest of Marine Area 2 is already closed to halibut fishing.
Reed said for the other areas, there is sufficient …