Provided by Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association (OCZMA)
The commercial and recreational fisheries are an important part of the Oregon coast’s economy and culture. Each year, OCZMA documents the economic contribution of the fisheries in a partnership with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife.
OCZMA works closely with different sectors of Oregon’s fishing industry on a range of issues: hatcheries, the groundfish fleet buy-back program, Seafood Oregon/Brand Oregon marketing, and ocean resources management policies that directly affect Oregon’s fishing industry.
State legislators and members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation, along with their staffs, rely heavily on research and data OCZMA provides. “OCZMA doesn’t favor one sector of the fisheries over another” says OCZMA Director Onno Husing. “For the good of coastal communities, we want everyone involved in the seafood industry to thrive.”
Narrated by Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall, OCZMA’s video documentary, “Oregon’s Ocean Fisheries – A Conservation Story,” is an educational video about the historic transition to sustainability in our commercial and recreational ocean fisheries. It was produced and directed by Onno Husing, Director of the OCZMA in collaborative partnership with Pacific Media Productions based in Newport.
For more information, go online at oczma.org.
This online video was prepared and uploaded by Lincoln County Public Information Officer, Casey Miller.
Cafe Mundo, Newport’s Place for Poetry
SW Coast at SW 2nd.
Oregon Coast poets, John Baker, Lon Brusselback and Catherine Rickbone will feature their powers of wit, rhyme and insight during what they are calling a “Poetry Party,” Tuesday, August 16th, at Café Mundo in Nye Beach. Mayor Mark McConnell will serve as emcee for the evening.
Baker’s “Popcorn Palace,” Brusselback’s new book of poetry “Red Shirts,” and, Rickbone’s new chapbook, “Labyrinth Dance” will spark engaging discussions about personal relationships, life’s lessons and growing old wisely. The poets will animate their poetic prowess in a sort of “poetry dance” as they compare each others’ life observations, moods and musings, offering the audience full measure of their meaning along with subtle (or not so subtle) intellectual and emotional breakthroughs. This sure-to-be fun poetic performance commences promptly at 7pm.
The event is free and open to the public and all are welcome. Works by John Baker, Lon Bursselback and Catherine Rickbone will be available for sale.
A young Lincoln City mother and her toddler were surprised by a neighbor’s knock on her door yelling at her to get out of the house – that smoke was coming out of her attic vents. The woman grabbed her daughter and purse and headed for the street. Shortly thereafter, North Lincoln Fire/Rescue units pulled up in front of the house at SW Harbor and SW 65th. They quickly got into the attic and found smoldering electrical wiring. They took care of the wiring and checked for any possible fire extension elsewhere in the attic. They found none. Firefighters say there are many old homes along the Oregon Coast whose wiring has gotten moldy over the years and therefore has become a fire hazard. They say if your home is an older “senior dwelling” it wouldn’t hurt to check your wiring, especially any strung through the attic, just to be sure.
The phones at Lincom 9-1-1 were ringing off the hook this evening at 9:40 with reports of very loud explosions emanating from the vicinity of NW 55th. Calls came in from throughout the area that explosions were occurring and were clearly heard all the way south to the Coast Guard Lighthouse at Government Park.
Police are on scene investigating. They say it’s a large party.
A Washington state man was pinned between two SUV’s at Willers Motel at Case and 101 in Newport this evening. A witness said she saw a white SUV rolling backwards in the parking lot with a man behind it shoving hard, trying to stop it before it hit another car. But the SUV kept rolling and pinned the man to another vehicle. She said the victim wiggled free but fell to the ground. Assistant Fire Chief Rob Murphy happened to be in the area, heard the call and was on scene in seconds. He helped to keep the victim properly positioned until paramedics could arrive. Upon their arrival, paramedics and fire/rescue got the man onto a gurney for a very short ride to PCH, just a block and a half away. The victim was alert and talking the entire time but obviously in a lot of pain.
Newport Police said it appears that the vehicle’s transmission may have malfunctioned, allowing the vehicle to roll backward although in gear. No apparent damage was done to the other vehicle.