[ODFW-News] Meetings focus on sport groundfish, halibut
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Thu Oct 13 13:52:56 PDT 2005
For immediate release Thursday, Oct. 13, 2005
Meetings focus on sport groundfish, halibut
NEWPORT - The public is invited to comment on 2006 sport groundfish and
Pacific halibut regulations at three public meetings around the state
Staff from the ODFW Marine Resources Program will solicit comments on
the daily marine bag limit that includes rockfish, greenling, cabezon
and other marine species. Season duration and harvest caps for
state-managed species also will be discussed, as well as proposed
changes to the Pacific halibut sport fishery for next year.
Federal and state harvest caps on several marine species complicated
management of the groundfish fisheries in recent years. Harvest limits
for federally managed species - like black rockfish, canary rockfish,
yelloweye rockfish, widow rockfish and lingcod - have already been set
by the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The 2006 harvest caps for
state-managed species - like greenling, cabezon, and other nearshore
rockfish - will be set by the Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission in
All meetings will start at 6:30 p.m. and will be held:
* Monday, Oct. 17, at ODFW headquarters, 3406 Cherry Ave. NE, Salem.
* Tuesday, Oct. 18, at the Embarcadero, 1000 SE Bay Blvd., Newport
* Wednesday, Oct. 19, at the Best Western, 1143 Chetco Ave., Brookings
The public is invited to attend these meetings. Reasonable
accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting
assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print
materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call
the Information and Education Division at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6002
at least 24 hours in advance of the meeting.
For more information call Don Bodenmiller at the Newport Marine
Resources Program office (541) 867-4741.
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