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Public meetings focus on sport halibut, bottomfish regulations

July 31, 2013

NEWPORT – Oregon fishermen will be asked to help set future Pacific halibut and bottomfish seasons and regulations in four public meetings in August.
All of the meeting will start at 7 p.m. They will be:

  • Tuesday, Aug. 6, at the Tillamook ODFW office conference room, 4907 Third St., Tillamook;
  • Wednesday, Aug. 7, at the Holiday Inn Express, 135 SE 32nd St., Newport;
  • Monday, Aug. 12, at the Best Western Beachfront Inn, 16008 Boat Basin Road, Brookings;
  • Tuesday, Aug. 13, at the North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend.

“We want to get public input on possible changes to the 2014 Pacific halibut catch sharing plan,” said Lynn Mattes, halibut and groundfish project leader for ODFW. “And we want to start getting input on the 2015-2016 recreational groundfish seasons. This is when anglers need to provide their input on future fishing opportunities.”
For those who cannot attend in person, they can provide additional comments to Lynn Mattes at 541-867-0300 ext. 237or by email: or Patrick Mirick at 541-867-0300 ext. 223 or by email: Their fax number is 541-867-0311.

About the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: ODFW’s mission is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The department’s policies are set by the Fish and Wildlife Commission.  ODFW is headquartered in Salem and works through a regional management structure that allows for fish and wildlife management at the local level. 

ODFW’s Marine Resources Program manages Oregon’s commercial and sport saltwater fisheries and has stewardship over our state’s marine environment.



Brandon Ford (
Lynn Mattes ( (541) 867-4741
Patrick Mirick 541-867-4741 (
Fax: (541) 867-0311

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