NEWPORT, Ore.—ODFW will be asking for public input on the upcoming Central Oregon Coast recreational spring all-depth halibut season at a meeting on Monday, Feb. 12 from 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. at the ODFW Marine Resources Program Conference Room, 2040 SE Marine Science Dr., Newport.
ODFW staff will begin the meeting with an overview of the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) Annual Meeting and the resulting quotas. Following the overview, meeting participants will be able to provide input on the number and timing of “fixed” and “backup” dates for the Central Oregon Coast Subarea (Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain) spring all-depth halibut season.
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. (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 during the 2nd week of February (Monday, Feb. 10 – Friday, Feb. 14). Both the online survey and background materials for the meeting will be posted by noon on Monday, Feb. 10 on the ODFW halibut webpage http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/finfish/halibut/index.asp.
Anglers may also provide input by contacting Lynn Mattes (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Christian Heath (Christian.email@example.com) at the ODFW Marine Resources Program, (541) 867-4741.