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Commission meets Jan. 19 in Salem
by ODFW, JANUARY 12, 2018

The Fish and Wildlife Commission will meet Friday, Jan. 19 in Salem at ODFW Headquarters, 4034 Fairview Industrial Drive SE. The meeting begins at 10 a.m. and follows this agenda. The Commission will be asked to: Set the schedule of damages for commercial fishing violations during 2018. Repeal administrative rule to update the applicable public contracting rules for ODFW. Approve recommendations for Access and Habitat program project funding and board...
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In an effort to boost the population of spawning coho salmon in Marin County’s Redwood Creek, biologists from the California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) and the National Park Service (NPS) today released nearly 200 adult coho salmon in the creek at Muir Beach. The released coho salmon were collected as juveniles from Redwood Creek in the summer of 2015...
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The twin tunnel WaterFix project has died at least twice but it has re-emerged once more. The Delta Stewardship Council is about to vote to approve adding the proposed WaterFix conveyance plan into the updated Delta Plan. That will keep the project alive but In doing so, they are completely ignoring their legal mandate to protect the Delta and the...
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Share your love of fishing with people new to the sport – become a volunteer fishing instructor for the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife. ODFW’s free training for new volunteer fishing instructors is Tuesday, February 13 from 12 pm – 6 pm at the Harbor Fire Hall, 98069 West Benham Lane, Harbor. Lunch is provided and pre-registration is required by February 6. Contact Jenny...
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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is accepting nominations for a seat on the Pacific Fishery Management Council. The deadline to request nomination materials is Feb. 8, 2018 and the three-year term begins Aug. 11, 2018. The Council manages about 119 species of groundfish, pelagic species (sardines, anchovies and mackerel) and highly migratory species (tunas, sharks and swordfish) off the...
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Identifying Clams in the Delta
California Outdoors Q&A
Carrie Wilson, JANUARY 11, 2018

Question: What type of clams are in the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta? I see the small blackish ones and sometimes a type of razor clam. I grew up using them for bait, but now I hear that people eat them. Are they safe to eat? Is there a season or limit on them? (Kathleen B.) Answer: The types of clams found in the Sacramento-San...
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