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NEW for 2018. The daily bag limit for Marine Fish is 5. An Offshore Longleader Fishery has a daily bag limit of 10. See regulations for restrictions. Only certain species may be kept.

Descending Devices Are Mandatory

Any vessel fishing for, or possessing, bottomfish, including flatfish species, or Pacific halibut in the ocean must have a functional descending device onboard, and use it when releasing any rockfish outside of 30 fathoms. A functional descending device is one that is ready for use. There are a variety of commercially available descending devices, ranging in price from $5 to $60, and some anglers have developed homemade devices. Make one from a Fish Grip™ (pdf) 

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Lynn Mattes
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