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Thursday, March 1, 2018

Halibut Fishing Season Opener

Sooke and Victoria anglers are excited to once again be able to fish for some "white gold". Halibut fishing season opened today for the 2018 year. The rules are copied below ... with some changes to regs due later in March. 

Unfortunately no photos or reports to pass on from today though -- bit of a windy, chilly day kept some anglers off the water.

Fishery Notice - Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Subject: FN0144-RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) - Halibut: 2018 Fishery Opening March 1 2018 and Management Measures in Effect Until March 31, 2018

For 2018, the recreational fishery allocation of Halibut is 927,990 pounds.
The following measures will be in effect as noted below.

Further updates on the fishing regulations for April 1, 2018 will be provided
later in March 2018.

COAST-WIDE

Open time:
Effective at 00:01 hours March 1, 2018 fishing for Halibut will be opened coast-
wide until further notice.

Limits and sizes:
[Effective March 1, 2018 until further notice]
-The maximum length for Halibut is 133cm.
-The daily limit for Halibut is one (1).
-The possession limit for Halibut is two (2), only one (1) of which may be over
83cm in length.
-The annual limit is six (6) Halibut per licence holder, as set out on the
2017/2018 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence.
-All halibut retained by the licence holder shall be immediately recorded on
the 2017/2018 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence. The area from which each
Halibut is caught and its length shall immediately be recorded on the licence.

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