Recreational Pacific Halibut Fishery is Closed for the Month of August

Media Contacts:
Melanie Parker, CDFW Marine Region, (831) 649-2814

Carrie Wilson, CDFW Communications, (831) 649-7191

The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) wants to remind anglers that recreational fishing for Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) is closed for the month of August. The season will reopen on Sept. 1 and run through Oct. 31.halibut photo

When the season reopens, both the daily bag and possession limit of Pacific halibut will be one fish and there will be no minimum size limit.

Pacific halibut fishing regulations are developed through a collaborative regulatory process involving CDFW, the Pacific Fishery Management Council, the National Marine Fisheries Service, the California Fish and Game Commission, the International Pacific Halibut Commission and other west coast states. For more details regarding Pacific halibut management, please visit the CDFW website at