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ODFW Fish Screening Task Force meets in John Day

Wednesday, August 01, 2018

SALEM, Ore. - Oregon's Fish Screening Task Force will meet Tuesday, Aug. 7 at the Grant County Regional Airport, 720 Airport Rd, John Day. The meeting will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and is open to the public.

In addition, the Task Force will tour several fish screening sites in the area on Wednesday, Aug. 8. The tour will begin at 8 a.m. at the Best Western in John Day. Members of the public may attend the tour, but must provide their own transportation.

The Tuesday meeting agenda includes updates on the Fish Screening Program, project development and funding, an overview of the John Day Basin, and discussion of diversion fish entrainment research. There will also be updates from task force members, presentations from ODFW staff, and election of a new Task Force Chair.

The seven-member Fish Screening Task Force meets quarterly to advise ODFW on fish screening policies and issues. Task Force members represent agriculture, fishing and conservation, and the general public. Additional information on the Task Force or the ODFW Fish Screening Program is available on the ODFW website or by contacting Ken Loffink, ODFW Fish Screening Program Coordinator, at (503) 947-6256 or

Reasonable accommodations will be provided as needed for individuals requesting assistive hearing devices, sign language interpreters or large-print materials. Individuals needing these types of accommodations may call the Information and Education Division at 800-720-6339 or 503-947-6002 at least 24-hours in advance of the meeting. For more information, call Lisa Kingsley Fish Screening and Passage Programs Assistant, at 503-947-6224.



Ken Loffink,, (503) 947-6256

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