By 1948, Oregon’s clamming regulations spilled over into fifty-one different sections of administrative rules. They were “cumbersome” at best. The previous legislative session had repealed many outdated laws but kept them in effect until the Fish Commission could study the issue and propose new regulations. The Commission had been studying the matter for a little more than a year in Tillamook, Yaquina and Coos bays and in this document gives its first recommendations, primarily focusing on the gaper, or “horse,” clam fishery.
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