The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife  
 » ODFW Home    » 2009 News Releases
News Releases for the year 2009
2021 Releases | 2020 Releases | 2019 Releases | 2018 Releases | 2017 Releases | 2016 Releases | 2015 Releases | 2014 Releases | 2013 Releases | 2012 Releases | 2011 Releases | 2010 Releases
facebook twitter youtube rss feed
emailReceive News Release Updates by E-mail Media Contacts

Umatilla meeting to discuss sturgeon rule and season changes
October 30, 2009


CLACKAMAS, Ore.— A public meeting will be held Nov. 12 to discuss proposed fishing rule changes for sturgeon populations in the McNary Reservoir (Lake Wallula) and the John Day Reservoir (Lake Umatilla).

Specifically, the meeting will include discussions of:

  • New sturgeon rule changes proposed for McNary Reservoir that include reducing the number of months that sturgeon can be harvested, and establishing new sanctuary zones below Ice Harbor and Priest Rapids dams.
  • Options for lengthening the sturgeon sport fishing season in the John Day Reservoir.

The meeting is scheduled for 6 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 12 in the theater / conference room near the visitor center at McNary Dam. 

Fishery managers from the Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) will present information on the McNary Reservoir rule changes.  New conservation measures have been proposed to prevent overfishing that sturgeon population and to protect its broodstock.

In the John Day Reservoir, fishing pressure has shifted earlier in the season, resulting in shorter seasons. Fishery managers from the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) and WDFW will present information on season options designed to provide a longer fishing season under the available harvest guideline.

During the meetings, the public will have an opportunity to discuss the proposals with WDFW and ODFW staff, and to submit written comments.




John North (971) 673-6029
Jessica Sall (503) 947-6023
Fax: (503) 947-6009



facebook twitter youtube rss feed




About Us | Fishing | Hunting | Wildlife Viewing | License / Regs | Conservation | Living with Wildlife | ODFW Outdoors | Workday Login

ODFW Home | Driving Directions | Employee Directory | Social Media | | File Formats | Employee Webmail | ODFW License Agents

4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE   ::   Salem, OR 97302   ::    Main Phone (503) 947-6000 or (800) 720-ODFW [6339]

Do you have a question or comment for ODFW? Contact ODFW's Public Service Representative at:
Share your opinion or comments on a Fish and Wildlife Commission issue at

   © ODFW. All rights reserved. This page was last updated: 10/30/2009 8:39 AM