Governor Brown is being urged to request, from the federal government, disaster relief for Oregon’ commercial salmon industry which has suffered yet another low catch similar to the last three years. The salmon catch of $1.5 million in 2020 produced an historic low.
Fishermen say “It’s more than just trying to preserve one of Oregon’s most important industries. It’s about the hardworking men and women of Oregon’s commercial salmon industry that has been harmed by circumstances beyond their control due to Global Warming. Our commercial salmon industry needs the assurance that the State of Oregon and the federal government are willing to lend their support during difficult times.”
The Oregon Legislative Coastal Caucus includes bipartisan representatives and senators from coastal districts from Astoria to Brookings. It’s chaired by Representative David Gomberg (D-Otis), Vice-Chair Senator Dick Anderson (R-Lincoln City), and includes Senators Betsy Johnson (D-Scappoose) and Dallas Heard (R-Roseburg) and Representatives Suzanne Weber (R-Tillamook), Boomer Wright (R-Coos Bay), and David Brock Smith (R-Port Orford).