Anglers will have an opportunity to weigh in on how the 2013 Pacific halibut recreational seasons are structured at three meetings hosted by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife.

“If you’re a halibut angler, we encourage you to come join in on the discussion of the 2013 Pacific halibut seasons,” said Lynn Mattes, halibut project leader for ODFW. “We plan on talking about the sport fishery structure – what days will be open and season timing – for the three sub-areas off Oregon (Columbia River, Central Coast and South of Humbug Mountain).”
The meetings will be:

  • 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, July 31, at the Sheraton Portland Airport Hotel, 8235 NE Airport Way, Portland, in Garden A Room;
  • 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 6, at the North Bend Public Library, 1800 Sherman Ave., North Bend;
  • 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Holiday Inn Express, 135 SE 32nd St., Newport.

For those who cannot attend in person, the meeting presentation can be found at:http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/finfish/halibut/docs/management/13_presentation_csp_aug2012.pdf  If you have questions or want to provide comments without attending the meeting, please contact Lynn Mattes at 541-867-4741 ext. 237or by email: lynn.mattes@state.or.us or Patrick Mirick at 541-867-4741 ext. 223 or by email:patrick.p.mirick@state.or.us by Aug. 8. The fax number is 541-867-0311.

Image courtesy Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife

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