Oregon Recreational Halibut Seasons Finalized

The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission Finalizes 2017 Recreational Halibut Seasons The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission (OFWC) finalized the 2017 Oregon recreational halibut seasons and regulations. The OFWC adopted mandatory descending devices for the recreational halibut fishery. It is mandatory to have a descending device onboard the vessel when … Continue reading

Commission Approves Oregon Ocean Salmon Seasons

4/21/17 ACTION NOTICE: The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission met today in Klamath Falls, Oregon and took action to adopt the suite of ocean recreational and commercial troll salmon seasons for state waters that were recently developed by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. In addition, the terminal area recreational and … Continue reading

4/11/17 OREGON OCEAN SALMON ACTION NOTICE

4/11/17 OCEAN SALMON ACTION NOTICE: The Pacific Fishery Management Council finalized their recommendations for ocean salmon seasons on Tuesday, April 11. Draft copies of the adopted seasons will be available at the PMFC’s website in the near future (www.pcouncil.org). Seasons are not official until being given final approval by the … Continue reading

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

ProMariner Prosport Plus digital 20 AMP electronic charger

I ordered a ProMariner Prosport Plus digital 20 AMP electronic charger for use in my Great Alaskan Offshore. I will relate or at least attempt to relate my experience from ordering through installation. Hopefully this will give someone who is thinking about installing an on-board charger some insight as to … 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