All applications must be completed no later than 11:59 p.m. PST on the deadline date. Alaska’s 2020 commercial halibut season begins with lower catch limits The 2020 Pacific halibut season in Alaska got underway on 14 March, with overall catch limits some 9 percent lower than they were last year. We will announce any changes to the landing ratio in the Federal Register and via a separate public notice. Last updated by West Coast Regional Office Cape Falcon south to Humbug Mountain, shoreward of a boundary line approximating the 40-fm depth contour. Recreational fishing seasons and regulations in Washington's waters for bottomfish and halibut, including weekly updates. May 1, 7 days a week until the quota is taken, or through October 31. This season’s regulations were adopted at the annual meeting of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) last month. Alaska commercial IFQ halibut season dates are March 14 through November 15, 2020 for all IPHC management areas in Alaska. Between Leadbetter Point, WA, and Cape Falcon, OR. 2020 halibut season dates North Coast (Marine Areas 3 and 4) Pacific halibut are quota managed, days open are dependent on available quota and Marine Areas will close when the quota is projected to be obtained. lat., 124°15.88' W. long. on June 16, 2020, Stay informed of all the latest regional news around NOAA Fisheries, This season’s federal regulations include catch limits established by the IPHC and basic regulations for the, Using eDNA to Monitor Alaskan Waters for Invasive European Green Crabs, A European green crab. Commercial tags. The NOAA Fisheries halibut hotline at (800) 662-9825 has the most up-to-date information for both the commercial (directed and incidental) and recreational Area 2A fisheries. Last day of commercial warty sea cucumber diving season, and trawling season in the California Halibut Trawl Grounds and all federal waters; March 2021 March 14. In response, we have issued some measures and guidance related to fisheries, aquaculture, and projects near water.Please check if any of these measures apply to you. Final action on 2021 Pacific halibut fisheries is scheduled for the November 2020 Council meeting. on May 19, 2020, Stay informed of all the latest regional news around NOAA Fisheries, 2020 Commercial and Recreational Pacific Halibut Fisheries in Washington, Oregon, and California, String of Marine Heatwaves Continues to Dominate Northeast Pacific, Species in the Spotlight: Sacramento Winter-Run Chinook Salmon, Restored Coho Salmon Run Supports Tribal, Sport Fisheries in Northeast Oregon for First Time in Decades, One of the first coho salmon to return to historic habitat on the Lostine River this year. and 123°49.60' W. long. Releases starting in 2017 reintroduced the fish to the northeast Oregon river after an absence of almost 50 years. The following commercial landings, by weight and number of landings, have been reported from the Alaskan Individual Fishing Quota (IFQ) and Community Development Quota (CDQ) fisheries and from the British Columbian Individual Vessel Quota (IVQ) fishery to date. Puget Sound and Strait of Juan de Fuca east of a line at approximately 123°49.60' W. long. Last updated by Alaska Regional Office Seasons also typically began in early… Any discrepancies between this Public Notice and the Federal Register will be resolved in favor of the Federal Register. Do not be surprised if commercial Dungeness is not available until after Dec. 16. March 20, 2020 — The 2020 Pacific halibut season in Alaska got underway on 14 March, with overall catch limits some 9 percent lower than they were last year. – Jan. 1 – Aug. 15: Pacific Cod (Pots) “A” season begins.– Jan. 20 – Nov. 1: Pacific Cod (Bering Sea via Trawlers)