Reminder: Recreational Bottomfish moves to 40 fm beginning June 1

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by OR Department of Fish & Wildlife Staff

Reminder:  the recreational bottomfish (rockfish, greenlings, lingcod) fishery is restricted to inside (shoreward) of the 40-fathom regulatory line beginning on June 1.  The depth restrictions is scheduled to be in place through August 31.

Additional reminders:

  • there is a 1 fish sub-bag limit for China, copper, and quillback rockfish.  This means that out of the 5 fish marine bag limit, no more than 1 may be a China, a copper, or a quillback rockfish. 
  • cabezon opens July 1, with a 1 fish sub-bag limit
  • yelloweye rockfish are prohibited
  • descending devices are required for all rockfish released deeper than 30 fathoms

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