DFG to Hold Public Meeting on Pacific Halibut Management

Media Contacts:
Deb Wilson-Vandenberg, DFG Marine Region, (831) 649-2892
Carrie Wilson, DFG Communications, (831) 649-7191
Kirsten Macintyre, DFG Communications, (916) 322-8988

The California Department of Fish and Game (DFG) invites the public to attend a meeting to discuss the management of California’s Pacific halibut fisheries. The meeting will be held on May 16, 2012 at the Humboldt Bay Harbor Recreation and Conservation District Conference Room, 601 Startare Drive in Eureka, from 6 to 8 p.m.

DFG staff will provide current information on Pacific halibut management and ocean fisheries in California, and will discuss the possible need for changes in the recreational fishery in 2013. The public is encouraged to provide input to managers and representatives which will aid in the development of future Pacific halibut management.

Pacific halibut fishing regulations are developed through a collaborative process involving DFG, the Pacific Fishery Management Council, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the Fish and Game Commission, the International Pacific Halibut Commission, the states of Oregon and Washington, and the public.

When additional information becomes available on proposed regulation changes, or other opportunities arise for public comment regarding Pacific halibut, DFG will post details on its website at www.dfg.ca.gov/marine/groundfishcentral.