Oregon Ban on Seine and Set-Net Fishing in the Rogue River, Measure 3 (1918)
The Oregon Ban on Seine and Set-Net Fishing in the Rogue River Act, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 5, 1918 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have criminalized fishing in the Rogue River watershed by means of seine or set-net, fishing west of the mouth of the river and set penalties for violating the law.
|Oregon Measure 3 (1918)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language that appeared on the ballot:
Referred Bill - Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People
Referred by the authority of H. L. Christensen, 21 North Third Street, Portland, Oregon - PROHIBITING SEINE AND SET-NET FISHING IN ROGUE RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES - Purpose: Declaring it unlawful (1) to fish for salmon or other fish in Rogue River or tributaries by means of seine or set-net; (2) to fish for salmon or other fish, except with hook and line, in Rogue River or tributaries below or west of line extending due south from highest point of Doyles Rock near mouth of Rogue River, and in waters of Pacific Ocean within a radius of three miles of mouth of Rogue River; providing punishment for violation of act by fine or imprisonment, or both; and giving Justices of Peace concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit Courts of violations. --- Vote YES or NO.
Path to the ballot
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- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1918