There is an opportunity to help assist ODFW on the Alsea this winter as well, the Alsea hatchery needs to collect 35 breeding pairs of Wild Steelhead on the Alsea river to fulfill Broodstock program needs. Participants must have all necessary ODFW paperwork filled out prior to participation in the program.
For more information call 541-487-7240, or stop into the Alsea Hatchery for additional information.
Press Release Below:
Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Contact: Dan Knoll (503) 947-6023
Contact: Matt Frank (541) 487-7240
Fax: (503) 947-6009
For Immediate Release Monday, November 15, 2011
Anglers needed for wild broodstock collection project
ALSEA, Ore — More anglers are needed to fish Alsea River and participate in the wild winter steelhead broodstock collection project. Collecting broodstock every year from Dec. through May helps Alsea Hatchery officials in the production of eggs and juveniles for future generations of steelhead.
“This is an important project because it creates a wild broodstock,” said Alsea Hatchery Manager Matt Frank. “Both wild and hatchery broodstock help spread out the peak of the run so anglers can enjoy good fishing for a longer period of time.”
Volunteers must be registered, or fishing with a registered angler, to participate in the project. Individuals can register with ODFW at the Alsea Hatchery or Newport district offices, and will be required to sign a “Conditions of Volunteer Service” form for the State of Oregon.
Only unmarked fish will be collected. Anglers should transport collected fish in PVC fish holding tubes (fish should be placed headfirst into holding tubes) or re-circulating transport totes (supplied by the hatcheries) to a pickup site. Participants need to contact the Alsea Hatchery at 541-487-7240 immediately following their drop off.
It is highly recommended that individuals refrain from overplaying or excessively fatiguing the fish and use cotton or wool gloves to handle fish. For more information call Matt Frank at Alsea Hatchery 541-487-7240.
We'll make you aware of more needs as they become available.