Oregon Salmon and Sturgeon Fishing Regulations, Measure 10 (June 1908)

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The Oregon Salmon and Sturgeon Fishing Regulations, also known as Measure 10, was on the June 1, 1908 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was approved. The measure restricted fishing for salmon and sturgeon for conservation purposes. Specifically, the measure prohibited fishing with nets or seines for salmon or sturgeon at night, banned fishing for salmon or sturgeon in the Columbia River between October 1 and December 31, banned the use of seines, drift nets or other devices of greater length than 150 fathoms or of greater depths than 4 and 1-6 fathoms and provided punishments for violating any provision of the law.[1]

“Salmon,” according to the measure, includes “Chinook, Steelheads, Bluebacks, Silversides and all other anadromous species of salmon.”

Election results

Oregon Measure 10 (1908)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 46,582 53.36%
No40,72046.64%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

The Following Is The Number and Form in Which the Question will be Printed on the Official Ballot:

Proposed by Initiative Petition

For an act prohibiting fishing for salmon or sturgeon on Sunday from January first to October first, also in the Columbia River only from October first to December thirty-first, also in the navigable channels of Columbia River at night, also at any time in Sandy River and in Columbia River west of west line of range nine west, near Astoria, and east of west line of range sixteen east, near Celilo, and limiting seines anywhere in the State to one hundred and fifty fathoms long and four and one-sixth fathoms deep, and providing penalties. --- Vote YES or NO.

318. Yes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

319. No . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . [2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 10 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on January 27, 1908.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed October 28, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.