Oregon Ban on Non-Angling Fishing in Coastal Streams, Measure 7 (1954)

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The Oregon Ban on Non-Angling Fishing in Coastal Streams Act, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 2, 1954 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have prohibited fishing for salmon or trout by any method except hook and line in any coastal stream south of the Columbia River.[1]

Aftermath

Measure 7 of 1956 was approved by voters and prohibited fishing for salmon and trout by any method except angling in any coastal stream.

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1954)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No278,80554.50%
Yes 232,775 45.50%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Proposed by Initiative Petition

7. PROHIBITING CERTAIN FISHING IN COASTAL STREAMS - Purpose: To prohibit any person from fishing for salmon or trout by any method except hook and line in any coastal stream south of the Columbia River. Ban would also extend in a three-mile radius from mouth of the streams. Imposing penalties. Fish Commission may except Tillamook Bay chum salmon.

YES □

NO □


[2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 21, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.