Update #2: Halibut - On July 31, 2014 the sport catch of Halibut was approx. 575,735 pounds of the recreational fishery's Total Allowable Catch (TAC) of 1,057,500 pounds. Given the current management measures in effect and catch forecasts to December 31, 2014, DFO is proceeding with the following change: Effective September 1 through to December 31, the daily limit will be increased from 1 fish per day to two fish per day. This should make it interesting for the saltwater crowd.
Hopefully the runs will continue into next week and perhaps the fishery will stay open to mid September however there might be a protective closure to protect early coho stocks. So have a great long weekend and tight lines!