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Tag: halibut quotas


Westport halibut fishing to close Friday, marine areas 3 and 4 reopen for one day June 14

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

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