IPHC Issues New Rules regarding Filleting Of Halibut at Sea

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Under new federal rules that are in effect now, a halibut may not be cut into more than two ventral (bottom side) pieces, two dorsal (top side) pieces and two cheeks, all with the skin on. Anglers are allowed to consume halibut while at sea after filleting. This new rule applies statewide.

Questions regarding this new rule can be directed to the International Pacific Halibut Commission at: (206) 634-1838