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 …

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 …