Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board set to meet on the 7th of March

02/27/2017 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News   ALSEA, Ore. — The Oregon Hatchery Research Center Board will meet on Tuesday, March 7 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center, 2418 East Fall Creek Road, Alsea OR 97324. The agenda includes updates on the OHRC Outreach and Research …

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States set Columbia spring Chinook seasons

  CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Fishery managers from Oregon and Washington set spring Chinook salmon seasons for the Columbia River Thursday during a joint state hearing in Vancouver, Wash. The recreational springer season on the Columbia River from the mouth upstream to Bonneville Dam is scheduled to be open from March 1 – April 6, with …

ODWF Commission addressed on Columbia River Fisheries

02/10/2017 – John Snyder – NWFN   SALEM, Ore.—The Fish and Wildlife Commission approved a land acquisition that will add 95 acres to the Coquille Valley Wildlife Area in Coos County during their meeting in Tigard today. The wildlife area provides wetland habitat for wildlife and outdoor recreation opportunities. The Nature Conservancy is providing funds …

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Seeking Candidates for Fish Passage Task Force

02/08/2017 – J. W. Snyder – NWFN   SALEM – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife seeks three members, each to represent one of three stakeholder groups represented on the state’s Fish Passage Task Force. Applications will be accepted through March 17, 2017. The nine volunteer members of the Fish Passage Task Force are …

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 …