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Central Coast Subarea:
The all-depth halibut fishery will be open Oct. 16 and 17 (Friday and Saturday). Whether or not additional days (Oct. 30 and 31) will be open depends on how much quota remains after Oct. 17.
ATTENTION. Although waters at all depths are open for bottom fishing, this rule remains in effect: During days open for all-depth halibut fishing, no groundfish may be taken and retained, possessed or landed (except sablefish, Pacific cod and flatfish species) if halibut are on board the vessel.The reason for this rule is to minimize impacts on yelloweye rockfish that would likely occur if there were additional fishing for lingcod and rockfish by all-depth halibut anglers.
The nearshore halibut fishery is open daily through Oct. 31 or (revised) quota attainment. If you will be fishing nearshore on Oct. 16 and 17, see ATTENTION bullet above.
Columbia River Subarea: Closed for the remainder of 2015.
Southern Oregon Subarea: Open daily through Oct. 31.
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