Commercial Fishing, Crabbing, and Clamming

Lynn Ketchum

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Transdisciplinary Report: Ocean Condition Forecasting Team

In this report, researchers build off of the knowledge and relationships created from the Seacast web forecasting tool to explore the perceptions of uncertainty for both data providers and users.

OSU Sea Grant Publication

Slime proves valuable in developing method for counting salmon in Alaska

Jan 2, 2019
Scientists have published a novel method for counting Pacific salmon – analyzing DNA from the slime the fish leave behind in their spawning streams.

By Chris Branam | News Story

What's Fresh and When? Oregon Seafood Consumer Guide 2018

This guide is a quick reference for consumers on what is being caught fresh, locally by commercial fishermen and during what seasons.

OSU Sea Grant Publication

Latest News

Slime proves valuable in developing method for counting salmon in Alaska

Jan 2, 2019
Scientists have published a novel method for counting Pacific salmon – analyzing DNA from the slime the fish leave behind in their spawning streams.

By Chris Branam | News Story

Newly-hatched salmon use geomagnetic field to learn which way is up

Feb 15, 2018
Findings have important implications for understanding how salmon navigate across the wide range of habitats they encounter

By Chris Branam | News Story

Recovery of West Coast marine mammals boosts consumption of chinook salmon

Nov 20, 2017
Total fish eaten may now exceed the combined harvest by commercial and recreational fisheries

By Chris Branam | News Story

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Aye Aye Cap'n!

I have been sport fishing on my own boat for over 10 years now. Many friends captain commercial fishing boats here in Newport, and have expressed their interest having me run their boats. What type of schooling/certification do I need, to get my captain's license?

By Jeff Feldner | Featured Question