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|Tuesday, April 01, 2008|
Some commercial salmon fishermen will survive the next few years. Many more will not.
By Abraham Hyatt
Start with a basic fact: Oregon’s coastal commercial salmon industry is not dead, nor will it — probably — ever be.
But define “industry.” What if in the future every season is measured in days, not weeks or months? What if the number of commercial fishing boats drops below 100? Could it be called a “salmon industry” if fishermen spend most of their time working other fisheries and only a fraction of their time catching salmon?
Mark Newell is a commercial fisherman out of Newport and sits on the Oregon Salmon Commission. “Things look pretty grim for the salmon fleet for the next couple of years,” he says. “I wish I could paint a good picture, but I can’t.”
TRYING TO PREDICT HOW SALMON in the Pacific Northwest will run is not unique to this decade, nor to the last century. In 1880 two naturalists, David Jordan and Chas Gilbert, traveled through Oregon studying the salmon stocks for the federal government.
In an article in the March 1881 issue of The American Naturalist, the men identified some obvious things that were impacting the population. They wrote about how mining on the Sacramento River was destroying spawning grounds for the Chinook, and about the threat of over-fishing along the Columbia River, where canners packed 26 million pounds of salmon in 1880.
Tuesday, July 01, 2014
BY HANNAH WALLACE | OB BLOGGER
Demand for organic food continues to soar: Last year, sales of organic food rose to $32.3 billion — up 10% from 2012. In Oregon, organic produce wholesaler Organically Grown Co. has been championing organic growing methods for four decades.
Monday, July 07, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Named after the 2010 experiment by Thomas Ryan, "Robin Sages" are fake social media profiles designed to encourage linking and divulging valuable information.
Wednesday, July 02, 2014
BY JESSICA RIDGWAY | OB WEB EDITOR
Dress for Success Oregon promotes the economic independence of disadvantaged women by providing professional attire, a network of support and career development tools.
Thursday, July 10, 2014
BY TOM COX | OB BLOGGER
Tom Cox interviews Dr. Mark Goulston, author of Just Listen, Discover the Secret to Getting Through to Absolutely Anyone.
Tuesday, July 08, 2014
BY LINDA BAKER | OB EDITOR
The New Yorker recently published a sharply worded critique of “disruptive innovation,” one of the most widely cited theories in the business world today. The article raises questions about the descriptive value of disruption and innovation — whether the terms are mere buzzwords or actually explain today's extraordinarily complex and fast changing business environment.
Update: We caught up with Portland's Thomas Thurston, who shared his data driven take on the disruption controversy.
Thursday, July 03, 2014
BY TED AUSTIN & MIKE BAELE | GUEST CONTRIBUTORS
The Office of Economic Analysis announced that Oregon is currently enjoying the strongest job growth since 2006. While this resurgence has been welcome, the lingering effects of the 2008 “Great Recession” continues to affect Oregon businesses, especially with regard to estate planning and business succession.
Thursday, June 26, 2014
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Vigilant enters a New Year with a new president.
How George Fox has become one of Oregon's largest private universities.
Forest Grove sees growth in the burgeoning food and beverage scene.
Lane Powell Shareholder Susan K. Eggum has been elected as vice chair of programs and projects for the International Association of Defense Counsel’s (IADC’s) Employment Law Committee.
Geffen Mesher is saddened to announce the passing of long-time shareholder, Tom “Mike” Anderson, who died on July 10, 2014, from liver disease diagnosed after recent heart surgery. He was 55 years old.
Fifteen Lane Powell attorneys have been named 2014 “Oregon Super Lawyers,” and another five attorneys have been named as “Oregon Rising Stars” by Super Lawyers magazine.