Oregon Implements Rare Fishing Restrictions To Help Fish During Drought

"Oregon wildlife officials are restricting fishing on most of the state's rivers in a first-of-its-kind effort to help fish populations that are dying off from high water temperatures as the state suffers ongoing drought conditions.

Starting on Saturday and until further notice, fishing for trout, salmon, steelhead and sturgeon will be prohibited in most Oregon rivers, including part of the Willamette River, which runs through the middle of Portland and will be closed to fishing at all hours.

Most other rivers around the state will be closed for fishing from after 2 p.m. until an hour before sunrise."

Shelby Sebens reports for Reuters July 17, 2015.

Source: Reuters, 07/20/2015