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Protect Washington’s Rockfish

Learn how to improve the
survivability of released rockfish
- 2017 Catch Sharing Plan
- Canadian Halibut Regulations
- International Pacific Halibut Commission
- Release Methods for Rockfish
- Rockfish Identification
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Ocean Lingcod Seasons
Marine Areas 1-3:
March 11 – October 21, 2017
Daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

Marine Area 4 (west of Bonilla-Tatoosh):
April 16-October 15, 2017
Daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler.

Marine Area 4 (east of Bonilla-Tatoosh):
April 16-October 15, 2017
Lingcod minimum size limit is 22 inches, daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

- Halibut Fishery Summaries
2016 2010
2015 2009
2014 2008
2013 2007
2012 2006
2011  

2017 Ocean Halibut
Fishery Quotas
North Coast (Marine Areas 3 & 4)
Season Total: 115,599
South Coast (Marine Area 2)
Season Total: 50,307
Primary: 48,307
Nearshore: 2,000
Columbia River (Marine Area 1).
Season Total: 12,799
All Depth:12,299
Nearshore: 500:
Puget Sound
Season Total: 64,962

2017 Halibut and Bottomfish Seasons
& Ocean Halibut Fishery Weekly Updates

WDFW Description of Recreational Halibut Fisheries Management
and the 2017 Season
2017 Statewide Season Quota Tracking
North Coast Fishery
(Marine Areas 3 and 4)
South Coast Fishery
(Marine Area 2)
Columbia River Fishery
(Marine Area 1)
Juan de Fuca Strait & Puget Sound Fishery
(Marine Areas 5-13)

General Halibut Information and Frequently Asked Questions