Author Archives: John L. Beath

About John L. Beath

John Beath is a writer, photographer, videographer, blogger, tackle manufacturer & Captain at Whaler's Cove Lodge in Southeast Alaska. He is also owner of www.halibut.net and host at Lets Talk Outdoors @ www.youtube.com/jbeath

Legal Basis By U.S. Customs & Border Protection Regarding Requirement For Private Boaters/Anglers To “Report Arrival” Into U.S. After Boating/Fishing In Foreign Waters

Here’s the link with a case from 2005 about a charter operator who wanted to fish Canadian waters with his customers. This information was passed on to me by Bellingham Port Director with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Anthony Zumpano. … Continue reading

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Reporting to U.S. Customs After Fishing Canadian Waters — You MUST HAVE a Nexus or I-68

Source: Reporting to U.S. Customs After Fishing Canadian Waters — You MUST HAVE a Nexus or I-68

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Olympic Peninsula Salmon and Halibut Coalition, Puget Sound Anglers & Others Demand Fairness For Sports Halibut Anglers.

The following message concerning the sport halibut season in Washington waters was sent out this evening to the WDFW, IPHC, and PFMC and others so that the topic will be on the PFMC calendar for their June meeting in Spokane, … Continue reading

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Reporting to U.S. Customs After Fishing Canadian Waters — You MUST HAVE a Nexus or I-68

Attention! You MUST have a Nexus or I-68 to fish Canadian waters regardless of what the Port Angeles office of U.S. Custom’s and Border Patrol says. They will soon be required to follow the law and be consistent with all … Continue reading

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Washington’s 2017 Halibut Fishing Season

Halibut fishing to open May 4 under higher catch quotas OLYMPIA – Anglers fishing for halibut will notice a change this year with consistent halibut seasons across all Puget Sound and ocean areas, except marine waters near the mouth the … Continue reading

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Dave Croonquist Addresses Pacific Fisheries Management Council Meeting In Vancouver WA

Below is my summary report from my attendance at the PFMC meeting that started March 7 and ends March 13 in Vancouver, WA.  Also attached is a FAQ on the issue. The primary reason for my attendance was to carry … Continue reading

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WDFW Will Ask NMFS For 7 Day Washington Halibut Season

Here’s a letter from District 24 Washington State Senator, Kevin Van De Wege, and District 24 Representatives, Steve Tharinger and Mike Chapman regarding a longer Washington State halibut season for 2017. Their signed letter is located below my comments. This … Continue reading

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