Category Archives: Fish and Wildlife Commission

Even camera-free drones illegal when fishing 

Q: I have a question about the use of drones in Oregon while fishing. I read your article about how drone cameras are not allowed while hunting or fishing, but I was wondering if it would be legal to take the camera off the drone and use the drone instead to drop a fishing line…… […]
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ODFW Commission reverses decision to ‘uplist’ marbled murrelet

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted Thursday not to ‘uplist’ the marbled murrelet as an endangered species, reversing an earlier decision. In a surprising reversal of position, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission voted 4-2 Thursday not to reclassify the threatened marbled murrelet as an endangered species. Source: Pamplin Media Group – ODFW Commission […]
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State panel won’t list marbled murrelet as endangered

On a 4-2 vote, the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission declined to uplist the marbled murrelet from threatened to endangered during its meeting in Baker City Thursday. Source: State panel won’t list marbled murrelet as endangered

Put away that six-pack: Sauvie Island’s booze ban starts tomorrow

Longtime Sauvie Island beachgoers will want to nix the six-pack of Rainier from their shopping lists. Starting Tuesday, alcoholic beverages are no longer allowed on the shores of Sturgeon Lake. The beer ban was passed by the Fish and Wildlife Commission in March, nearly one month after it was initially proposed. Back then, the agency justified […]
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Oregon adopts new rules for crab

Quality control on the way to market. Harmful algal blooms complicated commercial Dungeness crab seasons on the Oregon Coast for the past three seasons, threatening the viability of the state’s most valuable fishery. Now fishery managers and industry representatives hope new rules will allow more flexibility for where and how fishing closures occur when toxin […]
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ODFW OKs season for ocean salmon

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Friday adopted a 100-day ocean-fishing season for Southern Oregon that targets fall chinook salmon bound for the Rogue River. One year after a crash in Klamath River salmon returns triggered a full-scale closure to sport and commercial fishing off Southern Oregon and Northern California, the Pacific Fishery Management Council […]
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Since You Asked: Anglers can replace that lost tag, but it’ll cost them

Q: I recently lost my Oregon fishing license and salmon-steelhead harvest tag. My fault, no problem….. A:  Well, Tagless — can we call you Tag, because after your long question we at Since You Asked Central feel like we’re already friends — you’ve got help coming your way, but it’ll cost you. The Oregon Fish […]
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Summer ocean fishing, fall hunting seasons set for Oregon

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission met Friday in Astoria and finalized rules for 2018 salmon and halibut seasons and 2018-19 waterfowl and upland bird seasons. Salmon anglers will see improved fishing along the central and south Oregon Coasts and halibut anglers will find a 10 percent reduction in poundage quotas. Source: Summer ocean fishing, fall hunting […]
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Oregon Fish and Wildlife commissioners back gillnetters

Tension over fishing on the Columbia River. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission is again pushing for commercial salmon fishermen to get time on the Columbia River. Oregon and Washington state adopted a policy nearly six years ago to slowly phase gillnetters off the river’s main stem, but Oregon has second-guessed the wisdom of the […]
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State Fish and Wildlife Commission meets in Astoria

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meets in Astoria Thursday and Friday — the first time the commission has met in the city since former Gov. John Kitzhaber’s plan to phase commercial gillnetters off the Columbia River main stem in 2012. Source: State Fish and Wildlife Commission meets in Astoria