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ODFW Meetings On Proposed Coastal Fall Chinook Restrictions Kicks Off Tonight In Nehalem

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

Meetings to discuss regulation changes in response to low returns of fall Chinook are kicking off tonight in Nehalem. See full list of meetings below.

GUIDE ANDY MARTIN REACHES FOR A FALL CHINOOK AT THE MOUTH OF THE CHETCO RIVER LAST SEASON. (YO-ZURI PHOTO CONTEST)

ODFW is proposing temporary harvest limits and closures for coastal wild fall Chinook fisheries due to low escapement in 2018 and poor forecasts for this year. For more information about staff proposals, see

https://myodfw.com/articles/proposed-2019-fall-chinook-regulations

These proposed temporary regulation changes provide fishing opportunity while reducing harvest and increasing spawning escapement of wild fall Chinook. The meetings are to seek public input that will help balance these two objectives and assist managers should additional regulations be needed during the season.

Proposed harvest reduction measures are in line with actions developed through the 2014 Coastal Multi-Species Conservation and Management Plan for addressing low wild fall Chinook abundance. Proposals for streams and rivers from Euchre Creek to the California border are also in line with the 2013 Rogue Fall Chinook Conservation Plan.

Meeting locations and schedules follow:

Nehalem
May 15, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
North County Recreation District- AE Doyle Room
36155 9th St.
North Coast (Nehalem River)

Tillamook
May 16, 6 p.m. – 7 p.m.
Tillamook Bay Community College- Rm 214
4301 Third St.
North Coast (Tillamook and Nestucca basins)

North Bend
May 21, 7 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.
North Bend Public Library
1800 Sherman Avenue

Newport
May 29, 6 p.m.-7 p.m.
Hallmark Resort
844 Elizabeth St.
Mid Coast (Siuslaw to Salmon River)

Port Orford
May 30, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Port Orford Public Library
1421 Oregon Street

Brookings
June 5, 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Chetco Community Public Library
405 Alder Street

Sections Of 2 More Central Coast Rivers Reopening For Chinook

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

ODFW is reducing emergency Chinook fishing restrictions on portions of the Yaquina and Alsea Rivers beginning Saturday, Nov. 17, after additional spawning surveys observed an increase in the numbers of fish in these rivers.

THE ALSEA RIVER BELOW BLACKBERRY CAMPGROUND, WHERE THIS IMAGE WAS SHOT LAST DECEMBER, IS PART OF THE AREA THAT IS REOPENING FOR CHINOOK RETENTION AFTER LAST MONTH’S EMERGENCY CLOSURE. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

On the Yaquina River, about six additional miles of the river will reopen. Chinook fishing will be open from the mouth to the Elk City boat ramp from Nov. 17-Dec. 31. (The former boundary under emergency regulations was the Cannon Quarry Boat Ramp.)

On the Alsea, about 14 additional miles of river will open. Chinook fishing will be open from the mouth to the Five Rivers Bridge from Nov. 17-Dec. 31.  (The former boundary under emergency regulations was the Highway 34 Bridge below Taylors Landing.)

The Chinook bag limit for all waterbodies in the NW Zone, including the Yaquina and Alsea Rivers, remains 1 chinook per day and 3 for the season between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.

ODFW announced emergency Chinook fishing restrictions in the Northwest Zone on Oct. 26 to protect low fall Chinook returns. Since that announcement, portions of the Siletz River and now the Yaquina and Alsea rivers are reopening due to an improving outlook for Chinook in those areas. ODFW staff continue to monitor returns in coastal rivers and will continue to evaluate fishery regulations as new information becomes available. 

For the latest on Northwest Zone fishing regulations and opportunities see https://myodfw.com/recreation-report/fishing-report/northwest-zone

Chance To Help Clean Up The Alsea River This Sunday

THE FOLLOWING IS A PRESS RELEASE FROM THE OREGON DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Alsea Sportsman’s Association will join forces with other conservation-minded individuals this Sunday, April 15 to clean up the Alsea River. This event is also sponsored by SOLVE and Dahl Disposal Service.

RAIN DROPS BEAD ON A LARGE BALL OF FISHING LINE DISCARDED ALONG THE ALSEA RIVER LAST DECEMBER. IT WAS PICKED UP AND REMOVED BY THE BLOGGER IN CHIEF. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

The day-long clean-up is set to begin at 9 a.m. at the U.S. Forest Service’s Blackberry Campground (day use area), located approximately 19 miles east of Waldport on Highway 34. ODFW is seeking volunteers to assist with the clean-up both by boat and from shore.

“We need volunteers to work from the river and others to work from the road, picking up trash along the Alsea River corridor and at popular boat ramps and bank access sites along the river,” said Christine Clapp, ODFW biologist in Newport.

A STEELHEADER ROWS HIS DRIFT BOAT DOWN A TRANQUIL SECTION OF THE ALSEA. THE CLEANUP WILL FOCUS ON BOTH THE RIVER’S BANKS AND THE HIGHWAY 34 CORRIDOR ALONGSIDE IT. (ANDY WALGAMOTT)

Free Northwest Forest day passes will be provided to volunteers, and a shuttle service will also be available. Both drift boats and motor boats are welcome. There will be coffee and donuts in the morning and a barbeque hosted by the Alsea Sportsman’s Association in the afternoon.

“This is a great and fun way for people to show their support for clean rivers,” said Clapp. The clean-up will focus on the river downstream from Campbell Park.