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Shellfish research and management in Tillamook and Netarts bays topic of public meeting
 
October 18, 2011

 

NEWPORT – Shellfish biologists from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will present the results of monitoring recreational and commercial bay clam fisheries in Tillamook and Netarts bays. Everyone is invited hear about the findings and the status of the fisheries from 6:30 to 8 p.m., Wednesday (Oct. 26) in the Oregon Department of Forestry building, 5005 3rd Street, Tillamook.

Tillamook and Netarts bays see a high level of effort by both recreational and commercial clam diggers who target cockle, gaper, butter and littleneck clams. ODFW shellfish biologists have been surveying shellfish populations and monitoring the fisheries in these bays. The goal of the research is to ensure the fisheries are sustainable.

“Our work in Tillamook and Netarts yields valuable data about our bay clam resources,” said Justin Ainsworth, acting shellfish program leader. “.At our last public meeting there were concerns about management of the fishery. We hope to get more input at this meeting so we can ultimately address those concerns.”

After brief presentations on the recent work by ODFW, there will be an a discussion on bay clam issues, including the management of the recreational and commercial clamming, regulations (including how to change them in the rule-making process), enforcement issues, clam population levels and harvest rates.

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Contact:

Justin Ainsworth or Brandon Ford (541) 867-4741
Fax: (541) 867-0311

 
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