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2017 Season

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through July 16

  • Upcoming public meetings > Seeking angler input. News release

    Topics include sport groundfish in 2018-2020 and sport halibut in 2018.

Presentation slides

  • Groundfish presentation (pdf, 20 pages)
  • Halibut presentation (pdf, 14 pages)

    Meeting dates & times

  • Newport. Tuesday, July 25, 6-8 pm (webcast too).
  • Salem. Wednesday, July 26, 6-8 pm.
  • Brookings. Monday, July 31, 7-9 pm.
  • North Bend. Tuesday, August 1, 6-8 pm.

    Click here for webcast instructions (for the Newport meeting only) and meeting locations (pdf)


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).  Source: ODFW sample data, 2001 - May 21, 2017.

 Subarea Length
 Columbia River  59.1" Landed August 2006
 Central Coast  68.9" Landed September 2015 in Florence
 Southern Oregon  61.8" Landed August 2013 in Brookings

More Information

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

Who to Contact

Lynn Mattes
Project Leader
Phone: (541) 867-0300 x237
Christian Heath
Assistant Project Leader
Phone: (541) 867-0300 x266





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