| New for 2014:
- Columbia River subarea. (1) The all-depth halibut fishery will be open four days a week, Thursday through Sunday, for both the spring and summer seasons. (2) A new nearshore (incidental) fishery with 1,000 pounds or 10% of the Columbia River subarea allocation, whichever is less, will be open beginning May 1 inside the 40-fathom line (defined by waypoints) off of Oregon on days when the all-depth halibut fishery is closed.
- Central Coast subarea. The nearshore halibut fishery will open on July 1, seven days a week.
- South of Humbug Mountain subarea. A new Southern Oregon subarea (Humbug Mountain to the OR/CA border) was created with 2% of the Oregon sport allocation and an opening date of May 1; open seven days a week.
Quotas for 2014 will be set by the International Pacific Halibut Commission at its annual meeting, January 13-17, in Seattle.
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