CDFW Offering Public Survey To Discuss Pacific Halibut Fishery Regulations

The following press release is courtesy of the California Department of Fish and Wildlife:

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CDFW Seeks Public Input on California’s Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery 

California stakeholders are invited to submit angler preferences for open fishing dates for the 2024 recreational Pacific halibut season via an online survey. Survey results will be used to develop the California Department of Fish and Wildlife’s (CDFW) recommendations to the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) for the 2024 season. The survey should take approximately two minutes to complete and will remain open until midnight on February 21, 2024, and can be found online:

Per NMFS’ proposed 2024 Catch Sharing Plan, California recreational fisheries will be allocated 38,220 net pounds, with 500 pounds set aside for the area south of Point Arena.

Season dates, daily bag and possession limits and gear restrictions that apply to recreational Pacific halibut fishing off California will continue to be specified in Title 14, Section 28.20.

For more information on the Pacific halibut fishery in California, visit CDFW’s Pacific Halibut webpage.