ODFW to release 2,000 trout for Gresham family fishing event

Tweet ODFW to release 2,000 trout for Gresham family fishing event Monday, Oct. 16, 2017 CLACKAMAS, Ore. — The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will release thousands of rainbow trout into Mt. Hood Pond for a free family fishing event on Saturday, Oct. 21 in Gresham. A feature of the ODFW Outdoors program, the event will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the 5-acre pond located on the campus of Mount Hood Community College, located at 26000 SE Stark St., Gresham, OR 97030. ODFW will try to entice anglers by releasing 2,000 hatchery trout just prior to the event. ODFW will also hand out rods, reels, tackle and bait to participants while supplies last. Pre-registration is not required, and participants are welcome to bring their own fishing equipment if they prefer. ODFW staff and volunteer instructors will be present to assist with everything from gearing up and casting to landing and cleaning fish. “Fall is a great time to fish for trout because the fish seem to respond well to the cooler temperatures like we have been seeing in the Portland area lately,” said Jeff Fulop, ODFW fishing event coordinator. “At this event there will be plenty of fish, gear, and instruction for everyone to come out and have a good time.” This event is free and open to persons of all ages. Children 11 years old and younger do not need a fishing license. However, those 12-17 will need a youth license, which can be purchased from any ODFW license agent or online for $10. Adult anglers will also need an Oregon fishing license....

Apply by Nov. 6 to serve on the Oregon Coordinating Council on Acidification and Hypoxia

Tweet Apply by Nov. 6 to serve on the Oregon Coordinating Council on Acidification and Hypoxia Friday, October 13, 2017 NEWPORT, Ore.—ODFW and Oregon Department of Agriculture are seeking qualified applicants to fill two seats on the newly created Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia.  One seat will represent ocean fishing interests and be appointed by the Fish and Wildlife Commission. The other seat will represent the shellfish mariculture industry and be appointed by the Board of Agriculture. Interested individuals must apply by Nov. 6, using the application provided on the Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia website (http://oregonocean.info/index.php/ocean-acidification/85-oa-coord-council) or Oregon Board of Agriculture (http://www.oregon.gov/oda) website. The ideal candidates will be residents of Oregon that are able to effectively represent Oregon’s interests in ocean fishing (recreational and commercial fisheries) or shellfish mariculture. Desirable attributes include involvement with these interests on the coast, involvement with management of these resources, and previous experience being a representative of a larger group on a board, commission, or council. The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia was created by the Oregon Legislature in 2017 to ensure a coordinated and effective response to the threats of ocean acidification and hypoxia to Oregon’s cultural and commercial ocean resources. The council is co-led by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University and is comprised of representatives from Oregon State agencies, the Governor, the Oregon Ocean Science Trust, Oregon Sea Grant, a conservation organization, shellfish mariculture interests, fishing interests, the academic research community, and Oregon tribes. The council will review activities advancing knowledge of and adaptation to the...