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Sport Halibut Fishing To Close Off Westport
OLYMPIA - Anglers will be able to fish for halibut off Westport for two more days - Sunday (June 15) and Tuesday
(June 17) - before the offshore portion of Marine Area 2 closes to halibut fishing for the season.
However, the nearshore waters of that marine area between Grays Harbor and the Queets River will remain open
to halibut fishing on Fridays and Saturdays until further notice.
Since the fishery opened May 1, anglers have made steady progress toward harvesting this year’s quota
of 40,230 pounds for the offshore area, said Heather Reed, coastal policy coordinator. But enough of the 4,470-pound quota
remains in the nearshore area to allow anglers two days of fishing a week until the quota is met, Reed said.
Although fishing was hampered by stormy weather this year, most anglers who were able to get on the water
caught their daily limit of one halibut, Reed said.