ODFW will host its annual pre-season halibut meeting on Wednesday, February 12th, from 6:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. at the ODFW Marine Resources Program Conference Room, 2040 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport. An overview of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Annual Meeting and the resulting quota will be presented by staff at the meeting, followed by discussion and public input on the timing of "fixed" and "back-up" dates for the Oregon Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain) spring all-depth halibut season for 2020. The IPHC Annual Meeting will take place in Anchorage, Feb. 3rd - 7th.
People who cannot attend the meeting in person can still participate in several ways:
Join the meeting via GoToMeeting via computer, tablet or smartphone at https://global.gotomeeting.com/join/672067621 or by phone +1 (646) 749-3112/ Access Code: 672-067-621 672-067-621. (It’s a good idea to do a system check if it’s your first GoTo meeting https://link.gotomeeting.com/system-check)Complete an online survey by Friday, Feb. 14th. Both the online survey and background materials are available on the ODFW halibut webpage http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/finfish/halibut/index.asp.)
Survey link: https://oregondas.allegiancetech.com/cgi-bin/qwebcorporate.dll?idx=NVT9RDBackground Materials Link: https://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/finfish/halibut/docs/management/20_spring_AD_dates_background.pdf
Anglers may also provide input by contacting Lynn Mattes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christian Heath (email@example.com) at the ODFW Marine Resources Program, (541) 867-4741.