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Yelloweye Rockfish or Not?
Practice recognizing what you can keep and what you can't with this interactive quiz.


Fathom curve waypoints and maps

Descending devices

Descending device information, including videos

Hot topics

2019 :: What's the same?

  • The general marine fish bag limit is 5 fish.

  • The bag limits for lingcod and cabezon are the same. The daily bag limits in the flatfish fishery and in the offshore longleader fishery are the same.

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

2019 :: What's new?

  • During the seasonal depth restriction, angling for groundfish is allowed out to the 40-fathom line (rather than the 30-fathom line) AND the restriction begins one month later, on May 1 (rather than April 1).

  • In the offshore longleader fishery, retention of two additional species are allowed — blue rockfish and deacon rockfish.

Printables updated for 2019

What can I keep and how many? (pdf)

Longleader fishery FAQ (pdf)

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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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