MARCH 30, 2023:
SPECIES: Pacific Halibut
AREAS: All Swinomish Adjudicated Ususal and Accustomed Areas including: those within marine fish catch areas 20A, 20B, 21A, 21B, 22A, 22B, 23A, 23B. 24A, 24C, 24D, 25A and 26A.
RESTRICTED LANDED LIMIT HALIBUT FISHERY:
OPEN: 7:00AM on Tuesday, April 4, 2023
CLOSE: 8:00PM on Thursday, April 6, 2023
LEGAL GEAR: Commercial Fishery
Hook and line (rod and reel with no more than two (2) hooks
Hand line with no more than two (2) hooks per line or two (2) lines per vessel.
Bottomfish Troll: no more than six (6) lines per vessel
Long Line_Leaded lines with gangions fixed or snapped to the line. Skates are a maximum of 1800 feet in length. Each set line, which may contain more than one skate, shall be anchored at each end. Each set line shall be marked with the Fisher's ID number in a clear and distinct manner easily readable from a distance of fifteen (15) feet.
Any lost/derelict gear must be reported to the Swinomish Fisheries Office.
No more than five hundred (500) pounds per vessel may be landed within a single calendar day. Fish may not be held across multiple days. Any fish caught during one calendar day must be landed before pursuing the next day's landing limit. Any portion of landed catch (up to 100 pounds) that exceeds the landing limit must be delivered to the tribe for ceremonial purposes.
All Halibut must be landed with head on.
Head On: No person shall take, possess any Halibut that with the head on is less than 32 inches from the tip of the lower jaw with the mouth closed to te extreme end of the middle of the tail. All Halibut measuring less than 32 inches total length (with head and tail on) must be returned to the water unharmed.
FISH CATCH TICKETS AND HALIBUT LOGBOOKS ARE REQUIRED AND MUST BE SUBMITTED TO THE SWINOMISH FISHERIES OFFICE WITHIN 24 HOURS OF THE FISHERY CLOSE. Text pictures of your catch tickets and logbooks to 360-391-2494 or email pictures of catch tickets and logbooks to email@example.com