ODFW Seeks Input on 2017 Sport Halibut and Bottomfish Fisheries
ODFW fishery managers will hold four public meetings in August to discuss 2017 sport halibut and bottomfish seasons. One of the meetings will be webcast.
Topics will include possibly shortening the Central Coast Subarea all-depth halibut seasons to reduce yelloweye rockfish mortality, and options to stay under a lower federal limit for black rockfish in 2017.
The meeting times and locations are:
Monday, Aug. 1 from 6-8 p.m., in Brookings at the Best Western Beachfront Inn
Tuesday, Aug. 2 from 6-8 p.m., in Coos Bay at the Red Lion Hotel
Wednesday, Aug. 3 from 7-9 p.m., in Salem at ODFW Headquarters Commission Room
Monday, Aug. 15 from 6-8 p.m., in Newport, Marine Resource Program office, 2040 SE Marine Science Dr. (webcast available, see the sport halibut or groundfish webpages at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/ for details)
Anglers who wish to provide input but cannot attend a meeting can contact Lynn Mattes at (541) 867-4741 ext. 237, or Lynn.Mattes@state.or.us