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Commercial fishing issues dominate port board meeting

Posted: Tuesday, Jul 22nd, 2014

No fishing zones within the Oregon marine reserves and commercial moorage rates were the focus of the July 16 Port of Siuslaw board meeting.

Included in Audubon Society representative Paul Engelmeyer’s presentation on coastal conservation issues and strategies was an explanation of Oregon’s five marine reserve sites.

No fishing, crabbing or gathering of any kind is allowed within the boundaries of the five sites. The restrictions are currently in effect for four of the reserve sites, Redfish Rocks, Otter Rock, Cape Perpetua and Cascade Head. Restrictions on the fifth marine reserve site, Cape Falcon, will go into effect Jan. 1, 2016.

Councilor Terry Duman asked, “From a commercial (fishing) standpoint, are the restrictions that are in place on the reserves now all the restrictions that will be on the reserves?”

For the complete article see the 07-23-2014 issue.

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