Tag Archives: Fish/Fishing

Move to prohibit spring Chinook harvest on mainstem Umpqua would be first of its kind

The last time the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife closed off harvest of wild spring Chinook salmon was … “Never,” said Greg Huchko, the head fish biologist for the ODFW’s Umpqua District. “To our recollection, this is the first time the mainstem Umpqua will be closed to the harvest of wild spring Chinook.” Source: […]
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Move to prohibit spring Chinook harvest on mainstem Umpqua would be first of its kind

The last time the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife closed off harvest of wild spring Chinook salmon was … “Never,” said Greg Huchko, the head fish biologist for the ODFW’s Umpqua District. “To our recollection, this is the first time the mainstem Umpqua will be closed to the harvest of wild spring Chinook.” Source: […]
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New Year Brings New Protections For West Coast Seafloor Habitat

Along with the new year, the West Coast is getting new protections for corals and sponges that live on the seafloor. Regulations starting Jan. 1 restrict bottom trawl fishing on about 90% of the seafloor off Oregon, Washington and California. Source: New Year Brings New Protections For West Coast Seafloor Habitat . News | OPB

Oregon ground fishing fleet could get loan-interest relief

Bipartisan language was added to the 2020 spending bill Dec. 16 that will forgive more than $10 million in accrued loan interest that was forced on the Pacific Coast groundfishing fleet. The language included in the 2020 spending bill was presented by Oregon’s Democratic Reps. Peter DeFazio and Kurt Schrader and Sens. Jeff Merkley and […]
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2020 spending bill to include loan interest relief for ground fishing fleet

Bipartisan language was added to the 2020 spending bill Dec. 16 that will forgive more than $10 million in accrued loan interest that was forced onto the Pacific Coast ground fishing fleet. Source: 2020 spending bill to include loan interest relief for ground fishing fleet | Local News | theworldlink.com

Federal agencies can’t ignore science and facts

How many times will federal agencies fail at fish recovery before they try something fundamentally different? Over 20 years of throwing Klamath Project water at the problem has yielded less fish in the Klamath River and put the continued existence of suckers at still-greater risk. Source: Federal agencies can’t ignore science and facts | Guest […]
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West Coast fishery rebounds in rare conservation ‘home run’

A rare environmental success story is unfolding in waters off the U.S. West Coast. After years of fear and uncertainty, bottom trawler fishermen — those who use nets to catch rockfish, bocaccio, sole, Pacific Ocean perch and other deep-dwelling fish — are making a comeback here, reinventing themselves as a sustainable industry less than two […]
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Anglers paid $1.1 million for catching northern pikeminnow in Columbia, Snake rivers

Anglers in Oregon and Washington can make money just by going fishing. Source: Anglers paid $1.1 million for catching northern pikeminnow in Columbia, Snake rivers

Salmon die-off in Wilson River from parasite leads to fishing closure, hits population

The die-off of pre-spawned salmon has brought a closure to fishing on the river near Tillamook. Source: Salmon die-off in Wilson River from parasite leads to fishing closure, hits population

ODFW bans chinook salmon fishing on Wilson River due to die-off

Chinook salmon are dying off in large numbers in Tillamook’s Wilson River, according to the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife. As a result, fishing for chinook is now banned for the rest of the month on the river from the Blind Slough to Jordan Creek. Source: ODFW bans chinook salmon fishing on Wilson River […]
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