Oregon Restricts Lower Columbia Fish Harvests, Ballot Measure 8 (1992)

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The Oregon Limitations on Lower Columbia Fish Harvests Act, also known as Measure 8, was on the November 6, 1992 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have restricted lower Columbia River fishing to the most selective means possible and promoted the release of non-targeted fish unharmed.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 8 (1992)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No828,09658.95%
Yes 576,633 41.05%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The question language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

8. RESTRICTS LOWER COLUMBIA FISH HARVESTS TO MOST SELECTIVE MEANS AVAILABLE
QUESTION - Shall state law restrict lower Columbia River fishing to most selective means available, to allow release of non-targeted fish unharmed?

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 12, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.