Halibut charter catch limit lowered

CORRECTION made to the original article published on March 9, 2023.

The 2023 Pacific halibut season is set to open statewide on March 10 though this year will see a lower catch limit for charters than last year according to a release from NOAA Fisheries.

The regulations for this year were adopted during the annual International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) meeting in January.

In Area 2C, composed of Southeast, charter anglers will be restricted to one halibut per day that must measure less than or equal to 40 inches or measure greater than or equal to 80 inches.

Additionally, Mondays will...


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