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ODFW seeks candidates for Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board
May 3, 2011


SALEM, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is seeking three candidates to represent sport fishing, commercial trolling and seafood processing on the Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program Board. The application deadline is May 27, 2011.

The Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program was created by the Oregon Legislature in 1989 and is funded by a surcharge on sport and commercial fishing licenses and commercial poundage fees. The R&E Board reviews grant proposals from various organizations and agencies and recommends funding for fish restoration and enhancement projects throughout the state.

The seven-member citizen Board is made up of three sport fishing representatives, three representatives from the troll, gillnet and seafood processing industries and one public-at-large representative.

Board members, who are appointed to four-year terms by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission, meet three or four times each year in various communities throughout the state to review project funding applications, hear public testimony, act as liaisons between the program and the public and to conduct other program business. Board members are volunteers; however, Board-related business expenses are reimbursed.

For more information or to obtain an application, contact Acting Fish Restoration and Enhancement Program coordinator Gary Vonderohe at (503) 947-6259 or by e-mail at



Gary Vonderohe, (503) 947-6259
Jessica Sall, (503) 947-6023

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