Annual Charleston “Blessing of the Fleet” Canceled

May 12, 2020

Charleston, OR – Due to public gathering restrictions and social distancing recommendations associated with COVID-19, for the safety of attendees the annual Blessing of the Fleet and Memorial Service will be cancelled for 2020.  The service is usually held on Memorial Day at the Charleston Fisherman’s Memorial Garden. The Blessing of…

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In Cod (And Crab!) We Trust – Oregon’s Seafood Processing Industry

April 28, 2020

By Erik KnoderState of Oregon Employment Department In 2018, Oregon had 34 employers and 1,245 employees turning slimy fish and armored crustaceans into succulent seafood ready for cooking and eating. The addition of more businesses is partially reversing a trend of consolidation in the industry. Commercial fishers landed about 313…

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Port Responds to Charleston Ice Plant Fire

February 2, 2020

December 20, 2019 Charleston, OR – At approximately 7:45 a.m. this morning as Port maintenance staff were making daily rounds of marina facilities, staff thought they saw flames within the Charleston Ice Plant building. Staff immediately followed all emergency response protocol to deenergize the electricity and evacuate the building and…

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Chamber Questions Need for New Rules

April 1, 2019

Bay Area Chamber of Commerce145 CentralCoos Bay, OR For Immediate Release The Confederated Tribes of the Coos, Lower Umpqua and Siuslaw (CTCLUSI) have submitted an application for a Traditional Cultural Property Historic District (TCP) to be formed and added to the National Register of Historic Places. This proposal will…

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‘World Class’ Research Is Answering Questions About Fish Habitat, Hatcheries, and Genetics

December 1, 2018

By: John Harrison Fish and wildlife research sponsored through the Council’s Columbia River Basin Fish and Wildlife Program into the effects of the ocean, estuary, hatcheries, and habitat on salmon and steelhead survival not only is producing interesting and useful results but is some of the best of its kind…

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