Halibut fishing so good at Westport that state fisheries will close it down much sooner than expected

The coastal halibut fishery at Westport on Tuesday was so good that state Fish and Wildlife has decided to shut the season down sooner than expected.

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“They did really well in Westport, but the bad news is they have now caught all of the offshore quota,” said Heather Reed, a state Fish and Wildlife fish resource manager. “(At Westport) they didn’t get too far into the near-shore halibut fishery quota, and we will be able to keep it open and will a weekly check to see how it progresses.”

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