Halibut season closes Sept. 9

Department of Fisheries and Oceans announces halibut closure

  • Aug. 29, 2012 3:00 p.m.

Throughout the 2012 recreational halibut fishing season, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has reviewed in-season monthly catch estimates for the recreational halibut fishery with the Sport Fishing Advisory Board.

Estimated catch information indicates the recreational share of the Total Allowable Catch will be achieved by early September. Therefore, recreational fishing for halibut under the B.C. tidal water licence will close effective 23:59 hours Sept. 9, 2012 for the year.

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