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Sport Pacific Halibut - Setting the Season for 2007

 August 2006
  • ODFW held two public meetings (Astoria and Newport ) to discuss proposed changes to the Pacific Halibut Catch Sharing Plan.

  • In addition, ODFW held a public meeting to discuss a proposed change by the Port Orford community to initiate an incidental retention commercial fishery in the directed sablefish fishery for the Oregon area south of 45 ° N. latitude.

  • ODFW prepared a report summarizing public input. Read the report (pdf)

 September 2006
  • ODFW submitted its report (above) to the Pacific Fishery Management Council at its September meeting.

  • ODFW did not recommend any changes for 2007 nor did the Council adopt for further consideration any changes for Oregon.

 November 2006
  • PFMC adopted final changes to the Catch Sharing Plan.

  • No changes were made for Oregon.

 January 2007
  • The International Pacific Halibut Commission set harvest levels, or total allowable catch (TAC), of 1.34 million pounds for 2007.

  • ODFW held a public meeting on Jan. 24 in Newport to hear comments regarding the number and dates of fixed open days during the spring (May through July) all-depth Pacific halibut season in the central coast subarea (Cape Falcon and Humbug Mountain) and back-up dates for the spring fishery (in the event quota remains after the fixed dates).

  • Read the report (pdf)

 March 2007
  • NOAA Fisheries approved the all-depth dates recommended by ODFW.

  • 2007 season map

 

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