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ODFW Sport Fishing Regulation Changes



Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Regulation Changes.



 



Oregon Fish And Wildlife - Regulation Changes
Marine Zone Updates Sport Groundfish Effective Oct. 1, 2017: Long-leader fishery. Ocean waters outside the 40-fathom curve will reopen to fishing, with long-leader gear only. Black rockfish, cabezon, lingcod, and yelloweye rockfish may not be retained. (Otherwise, there is no change to the daily bag limit (7 marine fish, of which no more than 4 may be blue, deacon, China, copper or quillback rockfish). Retention of flatfish species (sanddabs, sole, flounder, California halibut) is NOT allowed during long-leader trips.  Flatfish fishery. Angling for flatfish species (sanddabs, sole, flounder, California halibut) remains open at all depths. Retention of other groundfish species (rockfish, greenling, sablefish, etc.) is NOT allowed during flatfish trips. Lingcod spear fishery. Open only for spearfishing (at all depths). Except as described above, anglers may not catch or retain lingcod, any species of rockfish, cabezon, greenling, or other groundfish (aka groundfish) species through Dec. 31, 2017. News release What Can I Keep, and How Many? (pdf, 2 pages) for Oct. 1-Dec. 31, 2017 Waypoints for the 40-fathom curve (pdf, 1 page) Long-leader gear information (pdf, 2 pages) Effective through Sept. 30, 2017: Oregon recreational bottomfish season is closed to all species but flatfish (except lingcod may be taken by spear only) beginning Monday, Sept. 18, due to the annual quotas for several nearshore species having been reached. Fishing for flatfish species (such as sanddabs and Petrale sole), but not Pacific halibut, is open at all depths. For more information, please see our News Release at: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/news/2017/09_sep/091217b.asp 2017 What Can I Keep, and How Many? (pdf, 2 pages) beginning Sept. 18, 2017 Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, descending devices are mandatory (see below under Sport Halibut).  The 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for all zones. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2017 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE :: Salem, OR 97302 :: Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW :: www.dfw.state.or.us Questions? Contact odfw.info@state.or.us [...]