2020 Halibut Season will open May 21 instead of May 14.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife delayed the opener by one week to allow more time for ports, charters and other facilities to prepare for reopening, and to ensure fair and equitable access to halibut across the entire Central Coast Subarea. The Port of Garibaldi will be open with limited access to recreational activity starting May 14.
ODFW has been working with local governments and ports to address COVID-19 concerns related to the all-depth halibut opener. Once the season begins, it will be open on dates scheduled based on public input earlier this year: May 21-23, May 28-31, June 11-13, June 18-20, and July 9-11.
Additional all-depth fishing days may be opened later in the spring or summer if quota remains.