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

We're celebrating our 50th 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.

This message is to inform you and your members that a Request for Proposals (RFP) has been posted by the Pacific States Marine Fisheries

Commission to charter a vessel to participate in a project looking to evaluate the efficacy of a flexible sorting grid excluder designed to reduce

sablefish, rockfish, and Pacific halibut bycatch in the west coast groundfish bottom trawl directed flatfish fishery. Please find the RFP link below.

Thank you for your time.

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