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Saltwater fishing focus of ODFW events in Depoe Bay and Garibaldi

 
May 25, 2010

 

NEWPORT – The Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife will host an education event especially for saltwater anglers in Depoe Bay on June 5 and in Garibaldi on June 12.

“ODFW recognizes the importance of saltwater angler education and information for the public,” said Gway Kirchner, assistant manager for the Marine Resources Program. “With Free Fishing Weekend coming up June 12 and 13, this provides a perfect opportunity to reach out to marine anglers.”

Both events are near the boat ramp from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. They are geared toward beginning and advanced saltwater anglers alike with something for everyone. ODFW staff will be on hand to answer questions; share fishing tips and secrets; show how to ID fish, and swap fish stories. They will also have examples of fish and shellfish, demonstrations on how to return bycatch to depth, as well as handy fish guides. There will also be information about ODFW’s latest collaborative research with local anglers aimed at increasing fishing opportunity.

The displays include: Successful Fishing: how to target your catch and avoid the fish you don’t want to catch; Understanding Fisheries Management: who’s in charge and why are you doing it that way; Research with Angler Groups; and Crab and Shellfish Information.

These open houses are part of ODFW’s mission to provide helpful information and answer questions anglers might have.

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Depoe Bay

Who: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Marine Resources Program

What: Saltwater Angler Education and Information Event

Date: June 5

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Depoe Bay near the boat ramp

 

Garibaldi

Who: Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife Marine Resources Program

What: Saltwater Angler Education and Information Event

Date: June 12

Time: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Location: Near the boat ramp

   

Contact:

Brandon Ford (541) 867-4741
Fax: (541) 867-0311

 
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