Saturday, June 26, 2010

Oregon Gill Net Ban Covered in High Country News

An interesting article earlier this week in the High Country News discussing ongoing efforts to ban gill nets in Oregon waters. Sports fishing and conservation groups have pushed for a ban on gill nets because of high incidental catch of threatened and endangered upriver stocks, however the proposal has yet to make it on the ballot. The Coastal Conservation Associated (CCA) plans to put a proposal on the ballot as early as 2012. This particular piece is interesting because it provides perspectives from multiple stakeholder groups and is fairly objective. Check it out at their website.

1 comment:

Shane said...

CCA says they want a selective fishery for the sake of the wild fish. That is a noble thought but the Oregon CCA membership is going to clamor for a higher % of the allocation if the nets go away. I do not trust these guys in the least.