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Q:  What's the largest Pacific halibut sampled by ODFW in the Oregon sport fishery?

A:  68.9 inches in the central coast subarea (see table below).

 Subarea  Maximum (2001 through 2015)
 Columbia River  59.1" (August 2006)
 Central Coast  68.9" (September 2015 in Florence)
 Southern Oregon  61.8" (August 2013 in Brookings)

 


Underwater Glimpse

halibut escape

Watch a Pacific halibut escape from a commercial pink shrimp trawler. (1.3 mb) Requires Windows Media Player

This video was taken in 2005 during ODFW research to reduce fishery bycatch of small flatfish and juvenile rockfish using a BRD, or bycatch reduction device.

Check out this entertaining and informative video on rockfish recompression.

More Information

The International Pacific Halibut Commission has a wealth of information on its web site.

ODFW Contacts

Lynn Mattes
Project Leader
Lynn.Mattes@state.or.us
Phone: (541) 867-0300 x237
Patrick Mirick
Assistant Project Leader
Patrick.P.Mirick@state.or.us
Phone: (541) 867-0300 x223

 

 

 

 

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