Here is the latest release from DFO regarding the opening of of the 2015 Halibut fishing season:
RECREATIONAL – Fin Fish (Other than Salmon)
Fishery Notice – Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Subject: FN0023-RECREATIONAL - Fin Fish (Other than Salmon) - Halibut - 2015 Recreational Fishery Opening Date and Management Measures in effect until March 31, 2015 Coast wide: Open time: Effective at 00:01 hours February 1, 2015 fishing for halibut will be opened coastwide until further notice. Further updates on the fishing regulations for April 1, 2015 will be provided in February following meetings with the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC) and the Sport Fishing Advisory Board (SFAB). Licensing: The 2014/2015 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licences and Conditions of Licence remain in effect until 23:59 hours March 31, 2015. Limits and sizes: Effective 00:01 hours February 1, 2015 until further notice: - The maximum length for halibut is 133cm. - The daily limit for halibut is one (1). - The possession limit for halibut is two (2), only one (1) of which may be over 90cm. - The annual limit is six (6) halibut per licence holder, as set out on the 2014/2015 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence. - All halibut retained by the licence holder shall be immediately recorded in ink on the 2014/2015 Tidal Waters Sport Fishing Licence. The area from which each halibut is caught and its length shall immediately be recorded on licence.