Oregon Ban on Fish Wheels, Traps, Seines and Gill Nets, Measure 17 (1926)
The Oregon Ban on Fish Wheels, Traps, Seines and Gill Nets Bill, also known as Measure 17, was on the November 2, 1926 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure banned the use of fish wheels, traps, seines and gills nets of more than 250 fathoms for catching fish in the Columbia River.
|Oregon Measure 17 (1926)|
Election results via: Oregon Blue Book
Text of measure
The language appeared on the ballot as:
Initiative Bill - Proposed by Initiative Petition
Initiated by Oregon State Grange: By Geo. A. Palmiter, master of Grange, Hood River, Oregon; Bertha J. Beck, secretary, Albany, Oregon, route 3; Oregon State Federation of Labor: By B. W. Sleeman, president, Portland, Oregon; C. U. Taylor, secretary, Portland, Oregon; Fish Commission of Oregon: By John C. Veatch, chairman, Portland, Oregon; W. T. Eakin, commissioner, Astoria, Oregon; J. S. Hayes, commissioner, Bay City, Oregon - FISH WHEEL, TRAP SEINE AND GILL NET BILL - Purpose: Its purpose is to prohibit the use of fish wheels for catching fish in the Columbia river in the state of Oregon; to prohibit the use of fish traps and seines for catching fish in the Columbia river in the state Oregon east of Cascade Locks; and to prohibit the issuance of licenses for the use of gill nets of more than 250 fathoms in length for catching fish in the Columbia river in the state of Oregon.
332. Yes, I vote for the proposed law
333. No, I vote against the proposed law
Path to the ballot
- Oregon 1926 ballot measures
- 1926 ballot measures
- List of Oregon ballot measures
- History of Initiative & Referendum in Oregon
- Oregon Blue Book Initiative, Referendum and Recall: 1922-1928
- Oregon State Constitution
- State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet 1926
- Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 13, 2013
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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