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How to recognize and report poaching on the water

Exceeding the bag limit, snagging fish are common violations
Yvonne Shaw
July 31, 2020

Each year, thousands of fish are harvested illegally in Oregon. Anglers who wait all year for their favorite salmon or steelhead run shouldn’t face reduced opportunity because of poaching.

To report poaching call *OSP or 1-800-452-7888

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