Oregon Salmon Fishing Seasons for Commercial Fishing on the Willamette River, Measure 4 (1918)

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The Oregon Salmon Fishing Seasons for Commercial Fishing on the Willamette River, also known as Measure 4, was on the November 5, 1918 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus upholding the legislation. The measure closed the Willamette River south of Oswego to salmon fishing, except with hook and line, from March 15th to May 1st and from June 15th to November 1st, forbid any person from keeping more than three salmon in one day in any portion of the river, forbid the selling of salmon during closed season and limited the number of trolling outfits in any boat.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 4 (1918)
ResultVotesPercentage
Approveda Yes 55,555 57.59%
No40,90842.41%

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 Clackamas County Fisherman’s Union: President, Charles Gates, 410 Madison St., Oregon City, Oregon; Secretary, Andrew Naterlin, 1420 Madison St., Oregon City, Oregon; Treasurer, Anton Naterlin, 1420 Madison St., Oregon City, Oregon - CLOSING THE WILLIAMETTE RIVER TO COMMERCIAL FISHING SOUTH OF OSWEGO - Purpose: Closing Willamette River and tributaries, North of the South line of Section 11, Township 2 South, Range 1 East, to salmon fishing, except with hook and line, from March 15th to May 1st, and from June 15th to November 1st; and above said line, at all times; forbidding any person catching more than three salmon in one day with hook and line in any portion of said river closed to net fishing during closed season; forbidding sale of salmon taken with hook and line during closed season; limiting number of trolling outfits in any boat to number of occupants. --- Vote YES or NO.


306. Yes

307. No

[2]

Path to the ballot

Measure 4 was filed in the office of the Secretary of State on May 19, 1917 by the Clackamas County Fisherman's Union.[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.