Oregon Ban on Non-Angling Fishing in Coastal Streams, Measure 7 (1956)

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The Oregon Ban on Non-Angling Fishing in Coastal Streams Act, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 6, 1956 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure prohibited fishing for salmon or steelhead trout by any method except hook and line in any coastal streams, but continued to allow commercial chum salmon fishing in Tillamook Bay.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1956)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 401,882 60.78%
No259,30939.22%

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.

Proposed by Initiative Petition

4. PROHIBITING CERTAIN FISHING IN COASTAL STREAMS - To prohibit any person from fishing for salmon or steelhead by any method except hook and line in any coastal streams south of the Columbia River. Imposing penalties. Commercial chum salmon fishing and incidental catch of other species permitted in Tillamook Bay area.

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NO □


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