Area 2A Halibut Opener Announced for June 22-24
The non-tribal halibut fishery will open in Area 2A from June 22 to 24, the International Pacific Halibut Commission said this week. A total of 190 licenses will have the opportunity to fish for an overall annual allocation for 116.17 metric tons, or 256,122 pounds - a very slight increase over last year's quota of 115.41 metric tons, or 254,426 pounds.
Last year, the low initial period allocations for each vessel class limited participation and resulted in a number of openers during the summer.
The first fishing period will ...Full Story »