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 …

ODFW to limit commercial anchovy fishing in the Columbia River

09/27/2016 – John Snyder  – Northwest Fishing News    Newport, Ore. – Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fishery managers will restrict commercial anchovy fishing in the Columbia River Oct. 3 due to uncertainty around the impacts the anchovy catch has on salmon and the local ecosystem. According to Maggie Sommer, ODFW marine fisheries manager, about …

Columbia River season extended for hatchery Chinook

Photo courtesy of Fins and Scales Guide Service 09/14/2016 – John Snyder – NW Fishing News   CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Recreational fishermen will have through Sept. 22 to keep hatchery Chinook salmon from Buoy 10 upstream to the Warrior Rock/Bachelor Island deadline under a season extension approved today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. …

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ODFW Commission Adopts Forage Fish Management Plan

09/02/2016 – John W. J. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News    WELCHES, Ore.—The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission today adopted a management plan and regulations designed to protect forage fish that are not covered by other management plans within state waters off the coast of Oregon. These unmanaged forage fish are small schooling fish such …

Buoy 10 Chinook season extended through Sept. 14

Photo Courtesy of Fins and Scales Guide Service   09/01/2016 – J. W. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News    CLACKAMAS, Ore. – Recreational anglers will get an additional nine days to harvest Chinook salmon at the mouth of the Columbia River under a season extension approved today by fishery managers from Oregon and Washington. Lower …

ODFW extends two-rod fishing to coastal rivers and bays

08/04/2016 – John W. J. Snyder – Northwest Fishing News    SALEM, Ore. — Oregon’s popular two-rod fishing validation will be extended to coastal streams open to salmon and steelhead fishing this fall to help anglers take advantage of expected strong Chinook salmon returns. “We are expecting another strong return of fall Chinook this season, …

No wild Coho season in Oregon coastal bays and estuaries this fall due to weak run

08-02-2016 – John Snyder – Northwest Fishing News   ALEM, Ore.—As a precautionary measure, ODFW will not propose any coastal freshwater fisheries on wild Coho this fall due to concerns over poor ocean survival and adequate spawning escapement to coastal rivers this year. The Fish and Wildlife Commission was scheduled to consider a limited fishery …

Only fin-clipped Chinook can be kept on select lower Columbia

08/02/2016 – J. W. Snyder – NWFN     TILLAMOOK, Ore. – Fall Chinook salmon fishing opens today on the lower Columbia River tributaries under new rules designed to protect wild fish. Only fin-clipped fall Chinook salmon may be retained this year on lower Columbia River tributaries in a move designed to protect wild tule …