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New fishing rules for marine reserves begin Jan. 1

Dec. 29, 2011

NEWPORT, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is reminding anglers that harvest restrictions at two marine reserve sites, Redfish Rocks and Otter Rock, will take effect starting Jan. 1, 2012.

The new rules prohibit harvest activities, such as fishing and crabbing, within the boundaries of the marine reserves.

However, according to Steve Williams, ODFW deputy administrator for Columbia River and marine fisheries, there will continue to be plentiful fishing opportunities along most of the Oregon coast.

“The marine reserves represent a very small portion of the Oregon coast and will not significantly affect harvest opportunities. So we expect folks to continue to enjoy the good fishing and crabbing opportunities up and down the coast,” he said.

For information on the Redfish Rocks and Otter Rock regulations, or fishing opportunities available on the coast, please visit the ODFW Marine Resources Program website at www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP.

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Contact:

Steve Williams (503) 947-6209
Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023

 
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