Halibut & Sablefish Regulations to be published and season to Start March 11

WE just received the following information that the Halibut/Sablefish regulations were approved today and will be published in the Federal Register within the next week. Publishing the final rule to set the halibut quota is always a bit tricky because it has to go through both the State and Commerce departments.
The 2017 permits are in the mail.
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Sablefish pots will be effective on March 11 at the start of the season. Here is the notice with the revised effective date.

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