To: firstname.lastname@example.org; Rep.DavidGomberg; Julie Tasnady; Curt Melcher; Senator Jeff Merkley +2 others
Dear OSP, please consider the following complaint.
Did Pacific Seafood Dump Rockfish on Market as the result of the ODFW increasing the Commercial Rockfish Quota? Did Pacific Seafood take advantage of the increased rockfish quotas to put rockfish on sale at rock bottom prices to move the excess rockfish harvest? Of course all ...
ODFW increases the Commercial quota for rockfish on 09/01/2018 and then on 09/12/2018 local markets are selling rockfish at the rock bottom sale price of 4.99 a pound for Rockfish they purchased from Pacific Seafoods.
If Indeed ODFW's claim of rockfish running low is true, then how is it that just in little more than a week later Pacific Seafoods is able sell rockfish at sale prices?
ORS's govern the increase in the rockfish quota. The unanswered question is there truth in ODFW's claim justifying the increase for the commercial quota for taking rockfish? Or was it a sham to benefit commercial fishers and processors? We are asking the OSP to investigate to confirm that ODFW's increase to the rockfish quota was honest and forthright.
Thank you, William Lackner for the members of the Clam Diggers Association of Oregon. We look forward to the results of your investigation.
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife returns Recreational Bottomfish Daily Bag Limit Back to 5 Fish
The daily bag limit for general marine fish (rockfish, greenlings, skates, etc.) will go back to 5 fish per angler per day, beginning on Wednesday, September 19.
The combination of the reduced bag limit from July through mid-September reducing catch of black rockfish, and some additional yelloweye rockfish quota from the Pacific Fishery Management Council is allowing the bag limit to return to 5 fish for the remainder of the year. Lingcod remains at 2 fish, flatfish at 25 fish, and longleader gear at 10 fish (of 8 specific rockfish species).
The recreational bottomfish fishery will also be able go to all-depth beginning on October 1 as planned pre-season.
Reminder: Cabezon is closed for the remainder of the year.