4E Halibut Program

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halibut09redBBEDC manages the near-shore small boat halibut fishery in the southern portion of Area 4E east of Cape Newenham.

Participation in the fishery is limited to verified residents of BBEDC CDQ communities, which include Aleknagik, Clarks Point, Dillingham, Egegik, Ekuk, Ekwok, King Salmon, Levelock, Manokotak, Naknek, Pilot Point, Port Heiden, Portage Creek, South Naknek, Togiak, Twin Hills, and Ugashik.

Boats used in the fishery must also be owned by CDQ comunity residents, are limited to 32-feet or less in length, and in cases where the fisher does not own the boat to be used, both the fisher and boat owner must have current residency affadavits on file with BBEDC.

Area 4E CDQ halibut applications are available soon after the first of the year, and must be completed and returned to BBEDC by April 1. Copies of all licenses and other required paperwork must be provided to BBEDC prior to the opening of the  4E CDQ halibut season May 1.

Halibut 2017 Packet    Residency Form

For more information contact the Regional Fisheries Development office at 842-4370 or 1-800-478-4370.