Oregon Ban on Commercial Fishing in Nestucca Bay and Coastal Streams, Measure 7 (1946)

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The Oregon Ban on Commercial Fishing in Nestucca Bay and Coastal Streams Bill, also known as Measure 7, was on the November 5, 1946 ballot in Oregon as a veto referendum, where it was approved, thus upholding the legislation. The measure prohibited commercial fishing in the Nestucca Bay watershed and various coastal rivers, required state fish and game commissions to jointly conduct surveys of coastal streams and submit findings and recommendations to the legislative assembly.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 7 (1946)
Approveda Yes 196,195 65.93%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

Referendum Ordered by Petition of the People

BILL REGULATING FISHING IN COASTAL STREAMS AND INLAND WATERS - Purpose: To prohibit commercial fishing in Nestucca Bay and tributaries, Euchre Creek, Hunters Creek, Floras Creek and Pistol River; determining time, manner and type of lawful fishing in all coastal streams and along Pacific Ocean coast south of Columbia River; and requiring state fish and game commissions jointly to conduct surveys of Oregon coastal streams south of Columbia River, submit findings and report to the forty-fourth legislative assembly recommendations respecting seasons, deadlines, limits and gear, considering steelheads primarily as game fish and salmon, shad and striped bass primarily as food fish, and promoting conservation of all species.
Vote YES or NO

312. Yes. I vote for the proposed law.

313. No. I vote against the proposed law.


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed November 19, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.