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Hatchery research advisory committee seeks commercial fishing representative

The Coquille Valley Sentinel of Coquille, Oregon

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The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and Oregon State University announced today they are seeking one new member for the Oregon Hatchery Research Center Advisory Committee.

The position, representing commercial fisheries, is currently open and the successful candidate will serve until May 2013. If reappointed, subsequent term(s) will be three years. Candidates must submit a letter of interest by Feb. 10, 2012. The letter should specify why the applicant is interested and provide three references. ODFW and OSU representatives will finalize their selections prior to March 1, 2012.

The 15-member committee advises the OHRC Senior Scientist on activities and functions related to the operation and maintenance of the OHRC. Committee members represent the federal government, local governments, conservation groups, sport fishing groups, the commercial fishing industry, tribes, resource producers (agriculture, timber and gravel), watershed councils and education. Two members represent the public-at-large and four represent the scientific community.

The committee meets quarterly and the 2012 meetings will be held on March 12, June 11, September 17 and December 10.

The OHRC is a cooperative research project between ODFW and OSU. The center's mission is to develop an understanding of the mechanisms that may create differences between hatchery and wild fish, and devise ways to reduce and manage the differences so that hatcheries can be used responsibly in the conservation and management of Oregon's native fish.

For more information about the Advisory Committee or how to submit a letter of interest, please contact Margaret Cleveland at or 503-947-6230. For more information about the OHRC, visit OHRC's Web site at

Original Publication Date: January 18, 2012

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