Halibut – 2013 Recreational Fishery Update – September 20, 2013


      RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
      Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Subject: FN0919-RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) - Halibut  - 2013 Recreational Fishery Update - September 20, 2013
The DFO and Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB) Halibut Committee meets monthly
throughout the season to review estimated catches.  At the most recent meeting,
it was determined that the recreational fishery harvest to August 31, 2013 is
approx. 807,000 pounds of the recreational fishery’s Total Allowable Catch of
1,080,450 pounds. This leaves a balance of approximately 273,000 pounds.  As a
result, recreational fishing for halibut will continue through to December 31,
2013 under the current fishing regulations. The current size and numbers of
fish cannot be changed in-season as they are authorized for the entire year as
Conditions of the 2013-2014 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
DFO will review the 2013 fishery (catches and management measures) and will
consult through the SFAB consultation process this fall/winter to consider
management options for 2014. Management measures will be announced in the early
Variation Order: 2013-442
Contact Devona Adams 604-666-3271 or Neil Davis 604-666-9033.