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Juvenile coho salmon that survived after much of the Rock Creek Hatchery was destroyed by the Archie Creek Fire this past month will be raised at the rearing facility at Eastwood Elementary School in Roseburg, the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife announced Thursday afternoon.

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NEWPORT – The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is asking commercial Dungeness crab industry representatives to help design the next steps in reducing risk of whale and sea turtle entanglements in crab fishing gear.

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CENTRAL POINT — All angling in the Illinois River is closed through Nov. 30 between 8 Dollar Mountain Rd. Bridge and Green Bridge upstream to Pomeroy Dam near Cave Junction, according to a release from the Oregon Deparment of Fish and Wildlife.

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Officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife feared the worst Thursday afternoon after heavy damage caused by the Archie Creek Fire was reported at the nearly century-old Rock Creek Hatchery east of Idleyld Park.

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Fishing limitations on wild spring Chinook Salmon imposed by the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife have been lifted on the mainstem Umpqua River, and new rules have been put into place for the summer/fall season.

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The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission adopted a Climate and Ocean Change Policy on Friday on a unanimous vote, making them the first state fish and wildlife commission in the nation to adopt such a measure.

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NEWPORT – An additional opening has been added to Oregon’s Central Coast Subarea, increasing anglers’ opportunity to harvest the quota for the spring all-depth halibut fishery. The dates of July 30-August 1 were added, making a total of eight openings for this popular fishery.

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PORTLAND —Illegal shark fin sales in a Portland grocery store marks the first conviction under an Oregon law that prohibits possession, sale, trade or distribution of shark fins. The June 4 conviction calls into play a law created in 2011 to preserve vulnerable shark populations.

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The Oregon Department of Agriculture (ODA) and the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) have opened the south-central coast beaches for recreational razor clamming.

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Howdy everyone! I hope y’all have been enjoying our spring, no, winter, wait, summer, no, now it’s spring again.

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Drought conditions in Douglas County and around much of Oregon have helped prompt a meeting with state officials and local county commissioners to discuss a course of action in the coming months.

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Officials with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife said this past week it is not ruling out the modification of hunting and fishing seasons around Oregon if people fail to comply with Gov. Kate Brown’s “Stay Home, Save Lives” order.

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It may be a little ahead of schedule, but spring is here. Now that I have said that, we will probably be in the middle of a blizzard when this article is published since it is being written a few days in advance. Either way, I would like to point out a few things spring is going to bring us.