ALSEA, Ore. — The Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee will meet March 8 at the Oregon Hatchery Research Center, 2418 E. Fall Creek Rd. Alsea, OR.
The meeting will last from 9:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The agenda includes discussion on coastal avian predation, fish passage, hatchery supplementation, reports on completed, active and proposed research projects, and other business relating to the operations of the OHRC.
The OHRC Advisory Committee advises the senior scientist on activities and functions related to the operation and maintenance of the OHRC. The Committee consists of 15 members who represent the following interests: federal government, local government, conservation, sport fishing, commercial fishing, tribal, resource producers (agriculture, timber, and gravel), watershed councils, education, the public-at-large, and science-at-large.
The OHRC is a cooperative research project between the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University. The OHRC’s mission is to develop an understanding of the mechanisms that may create differences between hatchery and wild fish and devise ways to reduce and manage the differences so that hatcheries can be used responsibly in the conservation and use of Oregon’s native fish.
The meeting is open to the public and an opportunity for public comment is scheduled. Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials at all ODFW public meetings. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the ODFW Director’s Office at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6044 at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting. For more information about the OHRC visit ODFW’s website www.dfw.state.or.us/OHRC/ or contact Ryan Couture, Facility Manager at 541-487-5510.
The mission of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is to protect and enhance Oregon's fish and wildlife and their habitats for use and enjoyment by present and future generations. For additional information, please visit www.dfw.state.or.us.