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Sport Pacific Halibut FAQ

 

What's the difference between a Pacific halibut and a California halibut?

Pacific Halibut
California Halibut
Pacific Halibut California Halibut

How much does my monster halibut weigh?

If you know the length of your halibut, you can find its corresponding weight (monster or not).

Closed here, open there... what can I do where?

Anglers may FISH FOR Pacific halibut only in areas open to Pacific halibut fishing and LAND Pacific halibut only at ports located in areas open to Pacific halibut fishing. No person shall be in possession of Pacific halibut on a vessel while fishing in an area closed to Pacific halibut fishing.

From which quota is my catch taken?

Pacific halibut landed at a port will count toward the quota for the subarea in which that port is located.

Pictures and descriptions of other flatfish species are also available.

What halibut management subareas does Oregon consist of?

Subarea Boundaries
Columbia River Leadbetter Pt. (WA) to Cape Falcon (OR)
Central coast Cape Falcon to Humbug Mt.
Southern Oregon South of Humbug Mt. to the Oregon | California border


Where can I find out about Pacific halibut stock assessements?

Stock assessments are conducted by the International Pacific Halibut Commission. Read more at IPHC stock assessment surveys (Oregon is in Area 2A).

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