Category Archives: State Marine Board

Oregon State Marine Board to meet in La Pine

The Oregon State Marine Board will be meeting in La Pine on Thursday, October 5, at La Pine City Hall, located at 16345 Sixth Street. Source: Oregon State Marine Board to meet in La Pine – KTVZ

Editorial: New rules for river guides seem sensible

Oregon is about to get new rules governing everyone from rafting and fishing guides to those whose guiding is done on dry land. Those who wish to comment on the rules have until 5 p.m. Aug. 31, to do so. The Oregon State Marine Board is preparing changes to the rules governing guides and outfitters […]
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Fishing the Willamette

With a long-time friend, the occasional get-together is a treat, a joy and a reminder that we really ought to do this more often. Source: Fishing the Willamette

River guides face more stringent standards

Here are your requirements to be a river guide in inland Oregon — a cardiopulmonary resuscitation certificate, liability insurance, the $150 annual fee and be a reasonably good citizen. What you don’t need? A boat, knowledge of the river or even the ability to recognize the difference between a salmon and a bass. Source: River guides face more stringent […]
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State seeks input on new rules for guides, outfitters

The Oregon State Marine Board is accepting public comment starting Tuesday on proposed rule changes to require drug and health screenings and a knowledge test for outfitters, guides and charter boat operators, as well as safety-gear requirements for hunting and mountaineering guides. Source: State seeks input on new rules for guides, outfitters – KTVZ

Commissioners Approve Five Grant Agreements for Upgrades to Local Airports

The Board of Commissioners has approved five grant agreements that will help fund improvements to two airports in Josephine County. Source: KAJO 99.7FM – News Story

Not shipshape: Cleaning up after abandoned vessels sink is complicated

Cleaning up after abandoned vessels sink is complicated. By Monday afternoon, the U.S. Coast Guard had mostly finished overseeing the cleanup of fuel from the fishing vessel Western Skies, which still lay sunk on its side in a slip at the Warrenton Marina. More than 1,000 gallons of oily water mixture was removed from the […]
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Increased flows from dams will spell faster, more dangerous water in the McKenzie River

The McKenzie River — already treacherously fast and obstacle-strewn in many places — will become even more hazardous as state and federal officials release extra amounts of water from Cougar and Blue River lakes in order to make dam repairs. The Oregon State Marine Board and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are alerting boaters […]
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Counties participate in Operation Dry Water

The Marine Board and law enforcement from 32 counties and the Oregon State Police will be participating in Operation Dry Water from June 30- July 2 as part of a nationally coordinated effort to reduce the number of accidents and fatalities related to boating under the influence of intoxicants (BUII). Source: Counties participate in Operation […]
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Law enforcement training on the Rogue

Every year marine law enforcement personnel from around Oregon perfect their navigation skills on the Rogue River. The annual event began Tuesday on the river from Rogue Elk Park to Dodge Bridge on the upper Rogue, and continues on the upper Rogue Wednesday and Thursday. Source: Law enforcement training on the Rogue