Tag Archives: Fish/Fishing

West Coast Fishery Rebounds After Years Of Conservation Efforts

Federal fishery managers are increasing the catch limits for several West Coast species that were overfished and severely restricted for years. Surveys show depleted populations of yellow eye and bocaccio rockfish, cow cod and ocean perch — all classified as groundfish — are rebounding decades ahead of schedule. Source: West Coast Fishery Rebounds After Years […]
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Catch limits increase for key West Coast groundfish species

Federal officials said Tuesday they are increasing catch limits for several species of West Coast groundfish that were severely depleted more than a dozen years ago in a crisis that posed a threat to the commercial and sports fishing industries. Limits for yelloweye rockfish will more than double, while substantial increases will be allowed for […]
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Open rockfish waters may expand

Oregon’s recreational bottomfishing fleet would be allowed to fish deeper water for a longer period under proposed bottomfishing rules up for a vote Friday by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission. An increase in the catch-and-release impacts on protected yelloweye rockfish has allowed the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife to recommend fishing out to […]
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The Baltic Sea offers a preview of what’s to come with global warming

State Library Ed. Note: Story is included since “dead zones” have occurred off of the Oregon coast. It’s an experimental pressure cooker for marine life. The herring here — both a symbol of the seaside region and a staple food that locals eat salted, pickled or fried — have plummeted to about a third of […]
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Ling on

When late fall weather provided a respite from the winds and waves that can plague the Oregon Coast, Mike VanCamp of Brookings knew exactly where to go. VanCamp hopped aboard Capt. Andy Martin’s boat, the Miss Brooke, and headed out to catch lingcod — not in deep water but in shallow waters closer to shore […]
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Fishing season is year-round in Central Oregon, and the Fall River is a reliable winter option

Upper Deschutes, Crooked and Metolius are other popular rivers. Relentless rain pelted the water and an unforgiving wind roared through the trees, but that did not stop a few hardy anglers who lined a bank Tuesday on the Fall River. Fishing season never really stops in Central Oregon, even when the weather is, well, about […]
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Murmurs: State Rules Tribe May Build Fishing Platform at Willamette Falls

In other news: Merkley’s bid to change Oregon law rankles some. State Rules Tribe may Build Fishing Platform: Oregon Department of State Lands director Vicki Walker ruled Nov. 26 that her earlier decision granting the Confederated Tribes of the Grand Ronde the right to erect a fishing platform and fish for salmon at Willamette Falls […]
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Chinook regs eased on Chetco

Fishing-gear restrictions meant to curb illegal snagging of fall chinook salmon were lifted Tuesday on the Chetco and Winchuck rivers after significant rains reduced the snagging risk, authorities said. The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife lifted the anti-snagging “bobber rule” after rains swelled the rivers enough for chinook to move out of lower-river pools […]
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Oregon officials worry ‘world’s smallest harbor’ could shrivel unless dredged

If you’ve traveled the central Oregon coast, you might remember the signs marking Depoe Bay’s claim to fame: the “World’s Smallest Harbor.” But now that harbor is getting even smaller because of accumulating silt. City officials in Depoe Bay are on tenterhooks because of the problem. Silt buildup renders the fuel dock inaccessible at low […]
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Low flows, dry winter could spell trouble for Crooked River fish

Managers must balance water storage for irrigation against the needs of fish. It could be a tough winter for redband trout and other fish living in the Crooked River, thanks to a decision to hold more water in Prineville Reservoir Earlier this fall, the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation announced that it planned to release 50 […]
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