Area Briefs, Outdoors

Commission adopts ocean salmon and Pacific halibut seasons, 2018-19 game bird regulations

The Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted 2018 ocean salmon and Pacific halibut seasons and 2018-19 game bird hunting regulations when they met in Astoria on April 20. 
Ocean salmon regulations are based on Pacific Fishery Management Council recommendations. The Commission also adopted rules for state water terminal fisheries. See a full summary of ocean salmon sport seasons at 
Catch limits for Pacific halibut are established by the International Pacific Halibut Commission and are 10.5 percent lower than last year. For this year’s Pacific halibut sport seasons, adjustments include three fewer fixed days in . . .