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Oregon Ban on Fish Wheels, Traps, Seines and Gill Nets, Measure 17 (1926)

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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.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 17 (1926)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 102,119 58.29%
No73,08641.71%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

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.
Vote YES or NO.


332. Yes, I vote for the proposed law

333. No, I vote against the proposed law


Path to the ballot

Measure 17 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State by the Oregon State Grange on June 30, 1926.[1]

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