ODFW Changes Umpqua River Fishing Due To Drought

By Jim McCoy Tue 23rd June NewsfishODFWUmoqua River

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife has imposed emergency restrictions to protect steelhead in the mainstem of the Umpqua River due to the drought.

District biologist Greg Huchko said Tuesday flows are 50 percent of normal, and temperatures are approaching lethally warm levels, making fish seek out cooler water at the mouths of tributaries.

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Getting To The Bottom Of The Ashland Fish Kill

By Jim McCoy Thu 27th June NewsCity of Ashlandfishsewer plant
New water quality tests are planned at Ashland's wastewater treatment plant as authorities investigate what killed about 100 small fish downstream in Ashland Creek. City officials said records showed no change in oxygen or toxicity levels in the effluent that could account for the fish kill.Read More »

Apparent Fish Kill Reported Near Ashland Sewage Plant

By Jim McCoy Tue 25th June NewsCity of Ashlandfishsewer plant
An apparent fish kill has been reported near Ashland's sewage treatment plant. Public Works Director Mike Faught tells the Daily Tidings an unspecified number of fish he could not identify were found in lower Ashland Creek, alongside and downstream of the plant. The paper said it wasn't known Monday whether the die-off was caused by effluent or something else. Faught sRead More »

Fish "By Catch" To Go To Oregon Food Banks

By Jim McCoy Mon 21st May NewsfishOregon food banks

Fish caught accidentally by commercial fisherman while fishing for another will now go to help the needy in Oregon. This is a result of the “Fish Bycatch”  bill being signed into law today by Governor  John Kitzhaber. He praises the bill as an innovative way to get nutritious protein-rich food to Oregon food banks.Read More »


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