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Old 01-10-2006, 11:16 AM   #1
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Post Northern area 2006 regs

Any updates to this region will be posted as a reply in this thread below

Northern Management Area: Oregon Border to the 40?10' Line
(near Cape Mendocino in Humboldt County)

(Includes all of Del Norte County and most of Humboldt County)

What?s Open:

Rockfish

The recreational fishery for rockfish (Sebastes sp.) is open year-round to divers** and shore-based anglers. The daily bag and possession limit is 10 fish in combination of all species within the RCG Complex (includes all species of Rockfish, Cabezon and Greenlings) per person, with a sub-limit on bocaccio (2 per person, minimum size limit of 10 inches total length, also included in the 10 fish RCG Complex aggregate limit). Yelloweye rockfish, canary rockfish and cowcod may not be retained (bag limit: zero).

The recreational fishery for rockfish is closed to boat-based anglers from January 1 through June 30, 2006, reopening on July 1, 2006.

** Except for spearfishing gear, all other types of fishing gear are prohibited to be aboard a vessel or non-motorized watercraft while spearfishing for the purpose of retaining federal groundfish and associated state managed species during a seasonal closure.

Cabezon

The recreational fishery for cabezon (Scorpaenichthyes marmoratus) is open year-round to divers** and shore-based anglers. The daily bag and possession limit is 1 fish within the 10 fish RCG Complex aggregate limit (includes all species of Rockfish, Cabezon and Greenlings), with a minimum size limit of 15 inches total length.

The recreational fishery for cabezon is closed to boat-based anglers from January 1 through June 30, 2006, reopening on July 1, 2006.

** Except for spearfishing gear, all other types of fishing gear are prohibited to be aboard a vessel or non-motorized watercraft while spearfishing for the purpose of retaining federal groundfish and associated state managed species during a seasonal closure.

Kelp Greenling and Rock Greenling

The recreational fishery for kelp and rock greenlings (Hexagrammos sp.) is open year-round to divers** and shore-based anglers. The daily bag and possession limit is 1 fish within the 10 fish RCG Complex aggregate limit (includes all species of Rockfish, Cabezon and Greenlings), with a minimum size limit of 12 inches total length.

The recreational fishery for kelp and rock greenlings is closed to boat-based anglers from January 1 through June 30, 2006, reopening on July 1, 2006.

** Except for spearfishing gear, all other types of fishing gear are prohibited to be aboard a vessel or non-motorized watercraft while spearfishing for the purpose of retaining federal groundfish and associated state managed species during a seasonal closure.

Note - the recreational fisheries for greenlings and associated species* may close early if the annual harvest guidelines for any one specie or species group is met prior to the end of the year.

All Other Federally Managed Groundfish and Associated State-Managed Species*

The recreational fisheries for all other federally managed groundfish and associated species* is open year-round to divers** and shore-based anglers. Refer to the California Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations for size limits, bag limits and other regulations pertaining to these species.

The recreational fishery for these species is closed to boat-based anglers from January 1 through June 30, 2006, reopening on July 1, 2006.

** Except for spearfishing gear, all other types of fishing gear are prohibited to be aboard a vessel or non-motorized watercraft while spearfishing for the purpose of retaining federal groundfish and associated state managed species during a seasonal closure.

Exceptions:

The recreational fisheries for sanddabs, butter sole, curlfin sole, flathead sole, rex sole, rock sole, sand sole, and starry flounder, using gear specified for sanddabs in federal and state regulations, are exempt from fishery restrictions that pertain to other federally managed groundfish.

The recreational fishery for leopard shark inside Humboldt Bay is exempt from fishery restrictions that pertain to other federally managed groundfish.

Surfperch

The recreational fishery for surfperch (family Embiotocidae) remains open all year. The daily bag and possession limit is 5 fish in combination of all species except shiner surfperch (Cymatogaster aggregata) , which have a separate bag limit of 20 fish. Redtail surfperch (Amphistichus rhodoterus) have a minimum size limit of 10 1/2 inches total length.

Dungeness Crab

The recreational fishery for Dungeness crab (Cancer magister) is open in Del Norte, Humboldt and Mendocino counties from November 26, 2005, through July 30, 2006. The following regulations apply:

The daily bag and possession limit is ten Dungeness crabs.
The minimum size limit is 5 3/4 inches measured by the shortest distance through the body from edge of shell to edge of shell directly in front of and excluding the points (lateral spines).
Every person taking crab shall carry a device that is capable of accurately measuring the size of the crab using the method described above.

See the California Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations for complete information on Dungeness crab, including gear restrictions, measuring devices and methods.

Other Species

There are no depth restrictions on the take of other species, including California halibut, sanddabs, yellowtail, tunas, kelp bass, barred sand bass, California corbina, white seabass, striped bass, monkeyfaced eels, and California barracuda. See the California Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations booklet for complete regulations, including regulations for species not covered here.

* Associated species include all species of rockfish (including thornyheads), lingcod, cabezon, greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos, California sheephead, California scorpionfish, ocean whitefish and other federally managed groundfish.

** These fish may be possessed in waters deeper than specified only aboard vessels in transit with no fishing gear in the water.

What?s Closed:

Rockfish

The recreational fishery for rockfish (Sebastes sp.) is closed to boat-based anglers from January 1 through June 30, 2006, reopening on July 1, 2006.

Cabezon

The recreational fishery for cabezon (Scorpaenichthyes marmoratus) is closed to boat-based anglers from January 1 through June 30, 2006, reopening on July 1, 2006.

Kelp Greenling and Rock Greenling

The recreational fishery for kelp and rock greenlings (Hexagrammos sp.) is closed to boat-based anglers from January 1 through June 30, 2006, reopening on July 1, 2006.

Lingcod

The recreational fishery for lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus) is closed in all waters, at all depths and to all methods of take through March 31, 2006.

The fishery will open to divers and shore-based anglers on April 1, 2006.

The fishery will open to boat-based anglers on July 1, 2006.

All Other Federally Managed Groundfish and Associated State-Managed Species*

The recreational fisheries for all other federally managed groundfish and associated species* is closed to boat-based anglers from January 1 through June 30, 2006, reopening on July 1, 2006.

Exceptions:

The recreational fisheries for sanddabs, butter sole, curlfin sole, flathead sole, rex sole, rock sole, sand sole, and starry flounder, using gear specified for sanddabs in federal and state regulations, are exempt from fishery restrictions that pertain to other federally managed groundfish.

The recreational fishery for leopard shark inside Humboldt Bay is exempt from fishery restrictions that pertain to other federally managed groundfish.

Ocean Salmon

The sport fishery for ocean salmon from Humbug Mountain (OR) to Horse Mountain (Humboldt county) is closed as of September 12, 2005. The 2006 ocean salmon season will be decided in April by the Pacific Fishery Management Council and the California Fish and Game Commission.

Abalone

The recreational fishery for red abalone (Haliotis rufescens) north of the mouth of San Francisco Bay is closed from December 1, 2005 through March 31, 2006, and will reopen April 1, 2006.

* Associated species include all species of rockfish (including thornyheads), lingcod, cabezon, greenlings of the genus Hexagrammos, California sheephead, California scorpionfish, ocean whitefish and other federally managed groundfish.

** These fish may be possessed in waters deeper than specified only aboard vessels in transit with no fishing gear in the water.

For complete regulation information, see the California Ocean Sport Fishing Regulations booklet.
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Old 09-30-2006, 12:15 PM   #2
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update:

Northern Management Area (Oregon border south to 40?10' north latitude):
? Rockfish, cabezon, greenlings (RCG Complex), other federal groundfish (other than lingcod), California sheephead, ocean whitefish and California scorpionfish: Open to boat-based anglers from May 1 through Dec. 31, 2006 in waters from 0 to 30 fathoms (0 to 180 feet).

? Lingcod: Open to boat-based anglers from May 1 through Nov. 30 in waters from 0 to 30 fathoms (0 to 180 feet).
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