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ODFW to host public meetings on commercial nearshore fishery

August 9, 2013

China Rockfish
ODFW will host three public meetings to discuss the commercial nearshore fisheries, including stock assessments for several species including China rockfish pictured here. ODFW photo.

NEWPORT, Ore. – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will discuss the commercial black and blue rockfish and nearshore fishery at three public meetings in Gold Beach, Port Orford and Pacific City in August.

Geared primarily to commercial fishers with black and blue rockfish and nearshore permits, the agenda for the meetings will include:

  • Review of the 2013 season to date
  • Process and options for setting 2014 regulations
  • Pacific Fisheries Management Council update
  • Potential reorganization for groundfish stock complexes
  • Stock assessments for China, copper, and brown rockfish
  • Potential for substantial changes for the fishery’s annual landing caps in 2015-16
  • Input from industry and others interested in state management of the 2014 commercial nearshore fishery and 2015-16 federal management measures

Meeting dates and locations are listed below. All meetings will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

  • Monday, Aug. 19 at the Gold Beach Resort, 29232 Ellensburg Ave., Gold Beach
  • Tuesday, Aug. 20, Port Orford Library, 1421 Oregon Street (Hwy 101), Port Orford
  • Thursday, Aug. 22, Kiawanda Community Center, 34600 Cape Kiwanda Drive, Pacific City

For additional information, please contact Greg Krutzikowsky at (541) 867-0300 x248 or Brett Rodomsky at (541) 867-0300 x291.

About the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife: ODFW’s mission is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. The department’s policies are set by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. ODFW is headquartered in Salem and works through a regional management structure that allows for fish and wildlife management at the local level.

ODFW’s Marine Resources Program manages Oregon’s commercial and sport saltwater fisheries and has stewardship over our state’s marine environment.

   

Contact:

Greg Krutzikowsky 541-867-4741 (greg.krutzikowsky@state.or.us)
Brandon Ford 541-867-4741 (brandon.ford@state.or.us)

 
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