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|Wednesday, April 20, 2011|
Oregon commercial fishermen hauled in 211 million pounds of seafood in 2009, a 3% bump up from 2008, but fathoms below 2005’s 313-million-pound haul. Still, quantity does not always increase value: Revenue earned by the actual fishermen rose 4.4% to $104.7 million, near the peak of $105.9 million in 2006. Dungeness crab doubled its value since 1990, now accounting for 41% of revenue. Groundfish was the next most valuable “fish,” followed by tuna, pink shrimp, whiting, “other” and finally, salmon, representing only 3% of revenue, a big dive from 1990 when it represented 13%. Oregon salmon fishers’ best year of the decade was 2004, when they caught 5.9 million pounds and earned $13 million in revenue. Primarily used for imitation crabmeat, whiting accounted for 30% of the catch, the largest of all the fisheries, but it only brought in 4% of revenue. The “other” fishery has grown rapidly in value and volume in recent years, largely driven by Pacific sardine harvests.
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The Port of The Dalles has run marine facilities since the 1930s, but they are part of a larger mission to strengthen the local economy. They focus on regional economic development with a strong bent toward adding good-paying jobs in high tech, manufacturing and other industries.
The Atkinson Graduate School of Management at Willamette University has maintained its business accreditation by AACSB International—The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business.
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