Fishing the North Coast: Get em’ while you can — Pacific halibut closes Friday

first_imgNorth Coast offshore adventures will be limited to just rockfish come Saturday morning as the California Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Wednesday the closing of the recreational Pacific halibut fishery on Saturday at 12:01 a.m. for the remainder of the 2016 season. The quota of 29,640 pounds will be surpassed according to CDFW unless the fishery is closed based on the latest catch projections.Beginning in 2015, CDFW committed to in-season tracking of the fishery to ensure catch …last_img