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WA fish landings up 52% last year - Chinook Observer

Fishing News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 17:20

Chinook Observer

WA fish landings up 52% last year
Chinook Observer
However, thanks to high-dollar Dungeness crab, the value of Ilwaco-Chinook landings increased to $22 million in 2016 from $15 million in 2015. The Pacific Coast area that includes Washington, Oregon and California accounts for 10 percent of total U.S. ...

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Crabbing closure hits hard for southwest Oregon business - KTVL

Fishing News - Tue, 11/07/2017 - 06:29

Crabbing closure hits hard for southwest Oregon business
KTVL
Kirk plans to weather the storm by serving fish and the small amount of crabs he has left. The commercial crabbing season is expected to open next month. “We all hope for that so much because this community relies on that opener,” Kirk said, “If we don ...

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Environmental groups suing over Oregon's Willamette dams - Seattle Times

Fishing News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 16:54

Environmental groups suing over Oregon's Willamette dams
Seattle Times
The decline of native salmon and steelhead in the Willamette River Basin has been documented for decades, but this year brought particularly bad news. Wild steelhead returned to rivers such as the North Santiam and Molalla at such low numbers state ...

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Crabbing closure hits hard for southwest Oregon business | KCBY - KCBY.com 11

Fishing News - Mon, 11/06/2017 - 11:07

Crabbing closure hits hard for southwest Oregon business | KCBY
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CHARLESTON, Ore. -- A spike in domoic acid levels has extended recreational and commercial bay crabbing closures along the south coast.The closure is from ...

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Nominees for river advisory group sought - Walla Walla Union-Bulletin

Fishing News - Sun, 11/05/2017 - 07:11

Nominees for river advisory group sought
Walla Walla Union-Bulletin
“Advisory group members provide an important voice for the fishing public,” said Tucker Jones, Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife Program Manager for Ocean Salmon and Columbia River Fisheries. “We're looking for candidates who are interested in ...

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A new way to help animals during potential natural disasters in Southern Oregon - KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

Fishing News - Sat, 11/04/2017 - 18:41

KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2

A new way to help animals during potential natural disasters in Southern Oregon
KOBI-TV NBC5 / KOTI-TV NBC2
It all started with money raised at The Salmon Run Cluster All Breed Dog Show, Southern Oregon's only all breed dog show. Fees raised from the show are now helping animals in need. Salmon Run Cluster All Breed dog show Announcer Tony Paxton says, ...

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Whitefish fishing derby a hit with Central Oregon fly anglers - Bend Bulletin

Fishing News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 21:54

Bend Bulletin

Whitefish fishing derby a hit with Central Oregon fly anglers
Bend Bulletin
But others appreciate the whitefish for what they bring to trout fisheries, and some even specifically target the fish. A group of Central Oregon anglers took that appreciation to another level this past Saturday in the inaugural Whitefish Fishing ...

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Saving Oregon's Beavers From Federal Wildlife-Killing Agency Will ... - OPB News

Fishing News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 15:18

OPB News

Saving Oregon's Beavers From Federal Wildlife-Killing Agency Will ...
OPB News
The beaver may be Oregon's official state animal but that status is not shielding it from being killed by the hundreds by a federal agency. The killing could end, ...

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Toxin closes crabbing on Oregon's south coast from Coos Bay to California border - Statesman Journal

Fishing News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:57

Statesman Journal

Toxin closes crabbing on Oregon's south coast from Coos Bay to California border
Statesman Journal
Oregon has banned crabbing from Coos Bay to the California border because the crabs are testing high for domoic acid. The toxin can cause minor to severe illness and even death. Severe poisoning can result in dizziness, headaches, vomiting and diarrhea.
Sport crabbing closures on south Oregon Coast exended to Coos BayOregonLive.com

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States seek candidates for fishery advisory groups - Daily Astorian

Fishing News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 09:01

States seek candidates for fishery advisory groups
Daily Astorian
“Advisory group members provide an important voice for the fishing public,” said Tucker Jones, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife's program manager for ocean salmon and Columbia River fisheries. “We are looking for candidates who are interested ...

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The Hidden World Of Oregon's Overlooked Falls - OPB News

Fishing News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:52

OPB News

The Hidden World Of Oregon's Overlooked Falls
OPB News
Yet among the backdrop of industry, great blue heron catch fish at the base of the falls, while osprey perch on nests in surrounding trees. “You can see visually these symbols of our industrial past, but right in front of you is this vibrant, powerful ...

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Lawsuit Aims to Protect Salmon Harmed by Government Beaver-killing in Oregon - Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Fishing News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 08:14

Center for Biological Diversity (press release)

Lawsuit Aims to Protect Salmon Harmed by Government Beaver-killing in Oregon
Center for Biological Diversity (press release)
PORTLAND, Ore.— Two environmental organizations today filed a formal notice of intent to sue a federal program that kills hundreds of beavers a year in Oregon. The lawsuit aims to hold the program, Wildlife Services, accountable for killing beavers ...

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Astoria drops behind Washington port in commercial fishery landings — still ahead of Newport - Daily Astorian

Fishing News - Thu, 11/02/2017 - 07:33

Daily Astorian

Astoria drops behind Washington port in commercial fishery landings — still ahead of Newport
Daily Astorian
Salmon, an important species economically and culturally in Oregon, had a rocky year. Commercial salmon landings in 2016, overall, were down significantly from 2015, at 561,036 pounds as compared to more than 1 million pounds the previous year.

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Fishing catch increases in value, volume dips slightly | Business ... - The Register-Guard

Fishing News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 23:22

Fishing catch increases in value, volume dips slightly | Business ...
The Register-Guard
American fisheries grew by a little more than 2 percent in value last year, even with fishermen bringing slightly less fish to shore, the federal government reported ...

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Oregon Coast now closed to crabbing from Coos Bay south to California - KCBY.com 11

Fishing News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 17:16

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Oregon Coast now closed to crabbing from Coos Bay south to California
KCBY.com 11
Recreational crabbing season in the ocean closed October 15. "Despite the closure, crab and shellfish products sold in retail markets and restaurants remain safe for consumers," the agencies said in a statement. Oregon initially closed the coast from ...
State closes crabbing from Coos Bay to California | OregonLive.comOregonLive.com
Oregon Coast Warnings: Crabbing Closure, Sick Sea Lions May ...Oregon Coast Beach Connection

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State closes crabbing from Coos Bay to California - OregonLive.com

Fishing News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 16:55

OregonLive.com

State closes crabbing from Coos Bay to California
OregonLive.com
A toxin is creeping up the coast of Oregon, prompting the state to close crabbing from Coos Bay to California. This is the third closure of recreational and commercial crabbing since Oct. 20, when state agricultural officials banned crabbing from Cape ...
Oregon Coast now closed to crabbing from Coos Bay south to CaliforniaKCBY.com 11
Oregon Coast Warnings: Crabbing Closure, Sick Sea Lions May Affect DogsOregon Coast Beach Connection

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Oregon Poets: Oregon Poet Laureate weaves her Native American heritage into poetry - Statesman Journal

Fishing News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 14:51

Statesman Journal

Oregon Poets: Oregon Poet Laureate weaves her Native American heritage into poetry
Statesman Journal
I am particularly interested in Woody's memories, stories, photographs and poems regarding the importance of salmon to her people and the impact on them of the loss of Celilo Falls when the Dalles Dam was completed in 1957. This event is personal to me ...

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Seafood Oregon Honored with Cooperator of the Year Award - SeafoodNews

Fishing News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 08:05

Seafood Oregon Honored with Cooperator of the Year Award
SeafoodNews
2017 Seafood Oregon is the recipient of the Cooperator of the Year Award, an honor handed out by the Oregon State University Extension Association. Seafood Oregon is a cooperative marketing, promotion and education arm of The Oregon Albacore ...

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Entangled: Making The Sea Safer For Whales - OPB News

Fishing News - Wed, 11/01/2017 - 07:41

OPB News

Entangled: Making The Sea Safer For Whales
OPB News
A grant from NOAA Fisheries launched what is known as the Oregon Whale Entanglement Work Group, which is facilitated and now supported by Oregon Sea Grant. Washington state crabbers and other interested parties plan to meet in Montesano on Nov.

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