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Oregon Ban Fixed-Appliance Salmon and Trout Fishing in the Columbia River, Measure 10 (1948)

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The Oregon Ban Fixed-Appliance Salmon and Trout Fishing in the Columbia River Bill, also known as Measure 10, was on the November 2, 1948 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure banned the use of fixed appliances, such as traps, seines and pound nets, for catching salmon and trout in the Columbia River watershed. The measure provided exceptions for the state government, federal government and Native Americans.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 10 (1948)
Approveda Yes 273,140 59.64%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

PROHIBITING SALMON FISHING IN COLUMBIA RIVER WITH FIXED APPLIANCES - Purpose: Making it unlawful to construct or maintain in waters of the Columbia river or tributaries, any pound net, fish trap, fish wheel, scow fish wheel, setnet, weir, drag seine, whip seine, or other fixed appliance, for catching salmon, salmon trout or steelhead; defining a set net and seine. Excepting state and national government in catching fish for propagation or scientific purposes, and Indians under federal regulation. Providing penalties for violations, and subjecting all unlawful gear and appliances to condemnation and sale; proceeds and fines arising from violations to be paid to state treasurer for benefit of state fish commission.
Vote YES or NO

318. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

319. No. I vote against the proposed law.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 20, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.