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At a series of ODFW public meetings held in August, information about the 2019 groundfish recreational fishery was presented. (pdf, 25 pages)

Bag limit adjustment

The daily bag limit for general marine fish (rockfish, greenlings, skates, etc.) is reduced from 5 to 4 fish beginning July 1. News release

Items in red below are new for 2018

  • There are no sub-bag limits for rockfish species (canary rockfish, blue rockfish, etc.) in the 4-fish general marine fish daily limit.

  • Reminder. Cabezon has is a daily sub-bag limit of 1 (16-inch min.); in other words, the 1 cabezon counts toward the 4-fish general marine fish daily limit.

  • An Offshore Longleader Fishery is open ALL YEAR offshore of the 40-fathom regulatory curve. The daily bag limit is 10 fish; only certain rockfish species may be kept. See the FAQ page for details.

  • Fishing for flatfish species (excluding Pacific halibut) is open all year at all depths. The daily bag limit is 25.

  • What Can I Keep And How Many? (pdf) effective July 1

  • Sport groundfish regulation updates (

  • REMINDER. The traditional bottomfish fishery isĀ open only inside of the 30-fathom regulatory line through Sept. 30.

  • Descending devices are mandatory on any vessel fishing for, or possessing, bottomfish, including flatfish species, or Pacific halibut in the ocean.

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Who to Contact

Lynn Mattes
Project Leader
Phone: (541) 867-0300 x237
Christian Heath
Assistant Project Leader
Phone: (541) 867-0300 x266







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