"until brought to shore and offloaded, no person may fillet, mutilate, or otherwise disfigure a halibut in any many that prevents determination of the number of fish caught or possessed".
anyone get checked while you had your halibut filleted in a manner where you could tell the number possesed? like four complete fillets two white and two brown or even fillet your halibut in two full side pieces, one white half and one brown half? the way the law reads it seems like if you pull over to any beach and fillet your fish and long as you dont fillet it in the boat you should be ok. bigger fish are of course harder to keep in whole fillets so those should probably be left alone unless you dont mind folding them in your cooler. id rather keep mine flat and stacked meat to meat skin to skin with a liner inbetween. just wondering if anyone has abided by the law while at the same time questioning it and what the outcome was.