Category Archives: State Marine Board

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

Multiple deaths result from frigid rivers during hot temps in Oregon, Northwest

The combination of hot weather and frigid rivers running higher than normal played a role in multiple deaths in Oregon and the Northwest during the past week. At least five people lost their lives — or are presumed dead — after accidents that can be blamed in part on swift and frigid water. Source: Multiple […]
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Boaters must pull the plugs under bill

Oregon boaters will have to pull their plugs and drain their crafts before leaving boat ramps under a proposed law aimed at strengthening the state’s fight against aquatic invasive species. House Bill 2321 now winding through the Oregon Legislature would require that operators of any boat with a drain plug would have to pull the […]
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Jet boats can stay on upper Rogue River

A proposal to ban jet-powered boats — including Rogue Jet Boat Adventures — from the upper Rogue River was defeated by the Oregon State Marine Board Thursday in Salem. The five-member board unanimously agreed with staff to reject a petition from the Rogue FlyFishers Association and an upper Rogue landowner to ban jet boats upstream […]
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