WDFW, UW To Study How Growing Wolf Population Affecting Other Wildlife Species

WDFW, UW To Study How Growing Wolf Population Affecting Other Wildlife Species Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 (PST) The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife and the University of Washington have launched a collaborative study to determine how eight years of growth in the state’s wolf population is affecting … Continue reading

NOAA Fisheries Reconvening Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force In March

NOAA Fisheries Reconvening Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force In March Posted on Friday, February 17, 2017 (PST) NOAA Fisheries announced this week that it is reconvening the Pinniped-Fishery Interaction Task Force to evaluate the implementation of the states of Oregon, Washington, and Idaho pinniped removal authority authorized by NOAA Fisheries on … Continue reading

Fix the Renewable Fuel Standard – Add Your Voice

The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is a broken policy that is forcing more ethanol into the nation’s gasoline supply. The only way to meet this federal government mandate is to increase the amount of gasoline that must be blended with greater than 10% ethanol. These higher blends, 15%, 20% and … Continue reading

Public Input Sought on 2017 Central Coast Spring All-Depth Dates

Public Input Sought on 2017 Central Coast Spring All-Depth Dates Reminder:  there will be a public meeting on Monday, Feb 6 at 6 pm at the ODFW Marine Resources Program conference room (2040 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR) to get input on the 2017 Central Oregon Coast Spring All-Depth … Continue reading

2017 Oregon Recreational Bottomfish Season

New for 2017 Recreational Bottomfish Season NEW-Descending Devices Mandatory Any vessel fishing for, or possessing, bottomfish in the ocean must have a functional descending device onboard, and use when releasing any rockfish outside of 30 fathoms. Functional descending device means one that is ready to be used. There are a … Continue reading

Why? Sport Crabber Sinks

Why? Sport Crabber Sinks! Ever wonder why so many sport crabbers  are lost each year on the Oregon coast? Obviously many sport crabbers don’t question their mortality either! For starters, the lurker lives in the ocean, he doesn’t care whether you are an old salt, male, female, black or white … Continue reading

Editor’s Notebook: Shellfish Wars: Lobsters, Shoalies, Olympias, Atlantics and Pacifics vie for supremacy

If you’ve ever idly wondered why lobsters are such a big deal in New England and Maritime Canada but haven’t gained a claw-hold at our similar latitude in the Pacific, you’re not unique — the question has come up since at least the 1880s. Among many instances of European-Americans endeavoring … Continue reading

E0 Gas is Going Away for Boaters

E0 Gas is Going Away for Boaters From BoatUS Public Relations Boat Owners Association of The United States 880 S. Pickett St., Alexandria, VA 22304 Read this Op-Ed online at: http://goo.gl/lGMA9q Press Contact: D. Scott Croft, 703-461-2864, SCroft@BoatUS.com Photo Available at: http://www.BoatUS.com/pressroom/previewImg/hiRes/1167.jpg Photo Caption: E0, or ethanol-free gasoline for boaters … Continue reading

TradeWinds Charters Scandal over selling fishing licenses

TradeWinds Charters Scandal over selling fishing licenses True to form, the state negotiates away the meat of a conviction. These people have been ripping off the unsuspecting public for years and essentially they walk away with a spanking. The bright side is that they have to sell the business. The … Continue reading

Two Coast Guard boatcrews rescued three people after their boat overturned near the North Jetty in Charleston, Oregon, Saturday morning.

WARRENTON, Ore. — Two Coast Guard boatcrews rescued three people after their boat overturned near the North Jetty in Charleston, Oregon, Saturday morning. All three people, two males and one female, were transferred to emergency medical services and treated for symptoms of hypothermia. At 8:55 a.m., a watchstander at Coast … Continue reading