IPHC Announces Early Closure of California Sports Halibut Fishery as 39,000 lb Limit is Caught
For the first time in at least six years, the California sports fishery for Pacific halibut closed on June 30, months earlier than the usual September closure and among the highest allocations in that period for recreational stakeholders.
Based on the latest catch projections, the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) “expects the 2021 California recreational quota of 39,260 net pounds will be exceeded unless the fishery is closed,” the department announced in a statement on Tuesday this week.
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