ALSEA, Ore – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University announced today the appointment of three members to the Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee.
Rick Goche of Coquille, Ore. is a member of the Coos Watershed Council Board and owner of the Fishing Vessel Peso II. He will represent commercial fishing interests on the Advisory Committee.
John Wooley of Philomath is a member of the Alsea Watershed Council and has been selected to represent watershed councils.
Finally, Dennis Richey of West Linn has been re-appointed for a third term on the committee and will represent the sportfishing community.
The 15-member Advisory Committee advises the OHRC Senior Scientist on activities and functions related to the operation and maintenance of the OHRC. Committee members serve three-year terms and represent the federal government, local governments, conservation groups, sport fishing groups, the commercial fishing industry, tribes, resource producers (agriculture, timber and gravel), watershed councils and education. Two members represent the public-at-large and four represent the scientific community.
The OHRC is a cooperative research project between ODFW and OSU. The center’s mission is to develop an understanding of the mechanisms that may create differences between hatchery and wild fish, and devise ways to reduce and manage the differences so that hatcheries can be used responsibly in the conservation and management of Oregon’s native fish.
For more information about the Advisory Committee, please contact Margaret Cleveland at email@example.com or 503-947-6230. For more information about the OHRC, visit OHRC’s website at www.dfw.state.or.us/OHRC.