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Oregon Ban on Seine and Set-Net Fishing in the Rogue River, Measure 3 (1918)

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The Oregon Ban on Seine and Set-Net Fishing in the Rogue River Act, also known as Measure 3, was on the November 5, 1918 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was defeated, thus overturning the legislation. The measure would have criminalized fishing in the Rogue River watershed by means of seine or set-net, fishing west of the mouth of the river and set penalties for violating the law.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 3 (1918)
Defeatedd No50,22752.46%
Yes 45,511 47.54%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referred Bill - Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

Referred by the authority of H. L. Christensen, 21 North Third Street, Portland, Oregon - PROHIBITING SEINE AND SET-NET FISHING IN ROGUE RIVER AND TRIBUTARIES - Purpose: Declaring it unlawful (1) to fish for salmon or other fish in Rogue River or tributaries by means of seine or set-net; (2) to fish for salmon or other fish, except with hook and line, in Rogue River or tributaries below or west of line extending due south from highest point of Doyles Rock near mouth of Rogue River, and in waters of Pacific Ocean within a radius of three miles of mouth of Rogue River; providing punishment for violation of act by fine or imprisonment, or both; and giving Justices of Peace concurrent jurisdiction with Circuit Courts of violations. --- Vote YES or NO.

304. Yes

305. No


Path to the ballot

Measure 3 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on May 17, 1917 by H.L. Christensen.[1]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 11, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.