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CRITFC Celebrates 35 Years of Dedication

CRITFC Celebrates 35 Years of Dedication

The Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission (CRITFC) and its member tribes, the Umatilla, Yakama, Nez Perce, and Warm Springs, celebrated 35 years of service to their members’ treaty-reserved rights to salmon. Established on April 27, 1977 by the four tribes, CRITFC was tasked with protecting the tribal fishery, restoring fish runs and establishing an intertribal enforcement […]

Deadliest 24 hours for Commercial Fishing in Pac NW’s recent memory

By Lori Tobias, The Oregonian NEWPORT – Five fishermen and one federal fisheries observer died this weekend in the deadliest 24 hours for commercial fishing in the Pacific Northwest in recent memory. Investigations are ongoing, but early indications suggest rough seas on what is already considered one of the most treacherous stretches of water in […]

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Coast Guard Suspends Search for Local Fishermen

The U.S. Coast Guard suspended the search for the crew of the fishing vessel Lady Cecelia at 9:44 a.m., Sunday. The Coast Guard response effort for the crew began after the vessel’s  emergency beacon (Emergency Position Indicating Radio Beacon) was activated at 3:37 a.m., Saturday. The beacon led Coast Guard responders to a debris field approximately 17 miles […]

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Coast Guard Searches for FV Lady Cecelia

Coast Guard rescue helicopters have found a debris field, an oil sheen and a damaged lifeboat, but no sign of, reportedly, four people who disappeared on a fishing vessel off the Washington state coast. The Coast Guard are searching for the four people in the water near Seaview. Reportedly looking for three crew members and […]

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“Oregon Community Trees (OCT),” a group of arborists, urban planners, foresters and others that promotes healthy urban and community forests through leadership, education, awareness, and advocacy, is seeking nominees for the 2012 Urban and Community Forestry Awards. OCT annually honors outstanding individuals and organizations for their leadership and accomplishments in advancing urban and community forestry […]

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Forest Land Owners Urged to Assess Damages

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Forest Land Owners Urged to Assess Damages

Oregon Department of Forestry (ODF) officials are urging forest landowners in NW Oregon to assess damage to trees and natural hazards created from the most recent storm. Thirty-five percent of the state’s 30,500,000 forest acres are in private ownership. Storm cleanup and damage assessment for forest landowners is focused on four key areas: • Downed […]

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Clam diggers got a green light to proceed with a two-day razor clam dig starting the day after Thanksgiving Day at several ocean beaches. The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) approved the dig after marine toxin tests showed that the clams on those beaches are safe to eat. Four beaches – Long Beach, […]

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Lack of Whistleblower Protection Leaves Scientists Vulnerable to Official Reprisal Washington, DC — The National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration is finalizing its first set of rules outlawing political manipulation and suppression of science but the draft extends no concrete safeguards for scientists who file complaints or make controversial findings, according to formal comments filed today […]

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