Fishing curtailed on Oregon rivers


The historic move reflects concerns about fish die-offs due to warming waters.

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The historic move reflects concerns about fish die-offs due to warming waters.

Fishing for trout, salmon, steelhead and sturgeon will be closed from 2 p.m. to one hour before sunrise on all but a handful of streams beginning Saturday.

“We’ve never had to do anything like this before — we’re in new territory,” said Bruce McIntosh, assistant administrator of ODFW’s Fish Division. “We’ve had selective closures in the past, but we’ve never gone to a statewide approach like this.”

Read more at the  Salem Statesman-Journal.


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