California anglers who are interested in the recreational Pacific halibut fishery are invited to participate in an online survey that will help inform the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) about angler preferences for open fishing dates during the upcoming 2022 season. It also offers an opportunity to provide other comments or recommendations to CDFW on Pacific halibut.
Results of the survey will be used to develop recommended California season dates that will be provided to the National Marine Fisheries Service. The survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RNDCG2S) is available until Feb. 18, 2022.
The Pacific halibut fishery takes place off northern California and the 2022 quota will be approximately 39,000 net pounds, the same as the last three years.
For more information on the Pacific halibut fishery in California, visit CDFW’s Pacific halibut webpage.