An Oregon state government agency, the Oregon Trawl Commission (OTC) operates under the umbrella mandate of the Oregon Department of Agriculture Commodity Commissions Program

Announcement

The Oregon Trawl Commission is proud to announce that Yelena Nowak was recently hired as the new Director. Yelena was formerly with the Department of Agriculture in the Trade Development & Marketing department. We expect current Director Brad Pettinger to stay until August. Pettinger will teach Yelena the nuances of the job during the transition.

We're celebrating our 54th Anniversary!!! A majority vote of the 67 trawl producers in 1963 resulted in the formation of the Otter Trawl Commission. The first meeting was held October 23, 1963 in Astoria. Gov. Mark Hatfield appointed 7 commissioners. They were; Arthur Paquet, James Parker, Clifford Hall, William Hunter, Jr., Melvin Carlson, Allard Conger and Harold Gramson.