Santiam Flycasters

Insights on Oregon Fishery Management
Alex Farrand

Fish Biologist, ODFW

Thursday, January 9, 7 p.m.

To begin the New Year we thought that it would be a good idea to bring in someone with a comprehensive understanding of our rivers and forests and the creatures that live in them.

Alex Farrand is a Fish Biologist with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife and he will be here to help us to understand the role that government has in regulating these resources.

Now based in the Corvallis office, Alex has been with ODFW since 2004 the year after he completed his Masters Degree in Fisheries at Oregon State University. Before he settled in Corvallis in 2009 he worked in many areas of the state including John Day, Roseburg, Tillamook, and the Snake River. His early years with ODFW were spent on research with salmon and steelhead and presently his duties revolve around resource management.

A fly fisher from an early age he fished for native brookies in the Appalachian Mountains near his home in Washington DC as well as smallmouth bass in the Potomac River.

Some of the topics that Alex will discuss this evening will be:

    Native fish in our area waters, including the North and South Santiam, Willamette and McKenzie Rivers.
  • The differences between wild and native fish and what is required to maintain a wild only fishery.
  • How fly-only waters chosen.
  • The differences between wild and hatchery fish and why it is important.

This shapes up as an informative evening with Alex and we hope that the evening’s presentation will show us what it takes to manage our states fishing resources.

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