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  2016 Strait of Juan de Fuca
and Puget Sound Recreational Halibut, Marine Areas 5 – 10
 
Quota: 57,393 lbs.
 

 
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- 2015 Catch Sharing Plan
- Canadian Halibut Regulations
- International Pacific Halibut Commission
- Release Methods for Rockfish
- Rockfish Identification
- Ocean Lingcod Seasons
Marine Areas 1-3:
March 12-October 15, 2016
Lingcod minimum size limit is 22 inches, daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler.

Marine Area 4:
April 16-October 15, 2016
Lingcod minimum size limit is 22 inches, daily bag limit of two lingcod per angler

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

2016 Juan de Fuca Strait & Puget Sound Recreational Halibut

2016 Ocean Halibut
Fishery Quotas
Puget Sound
Season Total: 57,393

HALIBUT SEASONS

  • Western Region (Marine Area 5): Open Saturday, May 7; Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14 and; Thursday through Sunday May 26-29.
  • Eastern Region (Marine Areas 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10) (Marine Areas 11-13 are closed): Open Saturday, May 7; Thursday through Saturday, May 12-14 and; Thursday through Sunday May 26-29.
  • In all marine areas open to halibut fishing, there is a one-fish daily catch limit and no minimum size restriction. Anglers must record their catch on a WDFW catch record card.
  • Marine Areas 5 and 6: It is permissible for halibut anglers to retain lingcod and Pacific cod caught while fishing for halibut in waters deeper than 120 feet on days that halibut fishing is open.