The Oregon Seal Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife  
ignore
 » ODFW Home    » ODFW News Releases
ignore
ignore
ignore
About Us Fishing Hunting Viewing License/Regs Conservation Living With Wildlife Education
ignore
ignore
Elk ODFW RESOURCES
News Releases
ignore

Public comment requested on draft whale entanglement conservation plan

August 18, 2021

NEWPORT, Ore. – The public is invited to comment on ODFW's draft conservation plan (CP) addressing marine life entanglement in commercial Dungeness crab fishing gear along the Oregon coast.

Over the past six years, ODFW has been actively working with industry and many other partners to address marine life entanglements in Oregon's crab and other fisheries. ODFW developed a proactive management strategy for the Oregon ocean commercial Dungeness crab fishery that is now documented in the draft CP. The overarching vision of the plan is for the co-existence of a vibrant commercial crab fishery and recovering ESA-listed populations of humpback whales, blue whales and leatherback sea turtles in ocean waters off Oregon.

Today, the full draft CP is posted on ODFW's whale entanglement mitigation webpage commencing a 30-day public comment period ahead of an informational briefing to the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission at their Sept. 17 meeting.

ODFW will consider public input received from the comment period, testimony at the Commission briefing, and Commission guidance as the CP draft is finalized for submission to the National Marine Fisheries Service later this year.

###

Contact:

Caren Braby, 541-961-5352, Caren.E.Braby@odfw.oregon.gov

 
facebook twitter youtube rss feed
ignore
   
 


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

ODFW Home | Driving Directions | Employee Directory | Social Media | Oregon.gov | 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: odfw.info@odfw.oregon.gov
Share your opinion or comments on a Fish and Wildlife Commission issue at
: odfw.commission@odfw.oregon.gov





   © ODFW. All rights reserved. This page was last updated: 08/18/2021 4:10 PM