Nearshore Westport halibut fishing to close

Halibut fishing will re-open for a day on the Northern Coast and the Westport northern nearshore area is closing soon.

The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife says that recreational halibut fishing in Marine Area 3 near La Push and Marine Area 4 near Neah Bay will re-open for one additional fishing day on May 28th, but the northern nearshore area in Marine Area 2 of Westport is closing this Saturday (May 21st).

WDFW says there is sufficient quota remaining in Marine areas 3 and 4 to open the recreational halibut fishery for another day, but the quota for the northern nearshore area in Marine Area 2 has been reached.

Recreational halibut fishing is still open in other coastal and Puget Sound areas.

WDFW says Marine Area 1 near Ilwaco is open 4 days a week, Thursday through Sunday in all depth areas, and the Neashore area is open on days when the all depth halibut fishery is closed, Monday through Wednesday, until the that subarea quota is taken.

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