ODFW Commission to meet in Tigart Oregon at the Embessey Suites on Feb 10th

  SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, Feb. 10 in Tigard at the Embassy Suites Washington Square, Metolius River Ballroom, 900 SW Washington Blvd. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. and follows this agenda. Members of the public who can’t attend should be able to watch a livestream of portions of the …

ODFW Closes Recreational crabbing from the Coos Bay North Jetty to Heceta Head

02/01/2017 – John Snyder- NWFN   NEWPORT, Ore.— The Oregon Department of Agriculture and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced today the immediate closure of the recreational crab fishery from the Coos Bay North Jetty to Heceta Head, north of Florence, due to elevated levels of domoic acid. This closure includes Winchester Bay …

Nominees sought to represent Oregon in the Pacific fisheries council

01/25/2017 – John Snyder – NW Fishing News    NEWPORT, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting nominations for a seat on the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The deadline to request nomination materials is Feb. 13, 2017 and the three-year term begins August 2017. The Council manages about 119 species of …

ODFW Commission updates Columbia River Fisheries policies

01/20/2017 – John Snyder – Northwest Fishing News     SALEM, Ore.—The Commission met today in Salem and adopted a plan for implementation of the Columbia River Fisheries Reform that will continue to allow commercial gill net fishing on the mainstem of the Columbia River during the summer and fall and increases commercial fishing in …

Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission meets Jan. 20 in Salem

  SALEM, Ore.—The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, Jan. 20 at ODFW Headquarters in Salem (4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE) to consider changes to the Columbia River Fishery Reform program. The meeting begins at 8 a.m. and follows this agenda http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/17/01_jan/index.asp The Commission is expected to: Consider rulemaking for long-term implementation of …

Oregon opens a portion of the coast for commercial Dungeness crabbing, extends recreational opening

12/10/2016 – J. W. Snyder – NW Fishing News    NEWPORT, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and the Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) announce the opening of the commercial crab season from Cape Blanco (just north of Port Orford) to the OR/CA border is set for Dec. 18. “We have …

Fish and Wildlife Commission to hear Columbia River Fisheries Reform update and recommendations

11-01/2016 – John Snyder – NW Fishing News    SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Wednesday Nov. 9, in Salem to be updated on research, evaluation and implementation of the Commission’s Columbia River fisheries reform policy. The meeting agenda and supporting materials are online at http://www.dfw.state.or.us/agency/commission/minutes/16/11_nov/index.asp. The meeting begins 8 a.m., at HQ …

ODFW Fish Passage Task Force meets in Salem

10/20/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News    SALEM, Ore. – The Fish Passage Task Force will meet Friday, Oct. 28 in the Commission Room at the ODFW Headquarters Building, 4034 Fairview Industrial Dr. SE in Salem. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is open to the …

ODFW pilot project uses ‘environmental DNA’ to track fish

10/5/2016 – John Snyder – Northwest Fishing News      CORVALLIS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is moving into the next generation of monitoring fish populations — one of the toughest challenges in fish management — by using new environmental DNA (eDNA) science to quickly and accurately identify fish species in …