Area 2A Halibut Opener Will Likely Return to One Day This Year
Sometimes a good idea gets turned upside down -- and that's what happened to this year's International Pacific Halibut Commission Area 2A directed commercial fishery.
The Area 2A -- Washington, Oregon and California -- directed fishery has, for years, been a one-day, 10-hour opening in late June with subsequent 10-hour openings every two weeks until the commercial allocation is caught. The IPHC and fishermen have been concerned about the safety of this derby season for the past few years...
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