Fishermen Tools

Commercial Fisheries Information – If you are interested in becoming a commercial fisherman, you need to contact the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) to learn about obtaining a commercial fishing license. Licenses are also required for any boat, vessel, or floating craft used in taking of food fish or shellfish for commercial purposes, except clams and crayfish. For information about the licensing requirement and the application process, contact Licensing (503) 947-6101.

Coast Guard Safety Requirements Checklist – If you are a commercial fisherman, your vessel must comply with the U.S. Coast Guard safety regulations. The website allows you to enter information about your vessel and a requirements checklist will be generated specifically for your type of vessel.

NOAA National Data Buoy Center Sites – This site will allow you to find an area on the map and zoom in to see what buoys are in the area and what oceanographic information they provide.

Station 46050 Stonewall Bank – 20NM West of Newport, OR

Station 46089 Tillamook Oregon – 85NM WNW of Tillamook

NANOOS – The NANOOS Visualization System has a site specifically designed for fishermen with current information on surface currents, water temperatures, waves and wave periods, as well as forecasts.

StormSurf – provides surf forecasts, surf reports, wave models, weather models, buoy reports and buoy forecasts.

Marine Traffic – provides information on locations of vessels such as tugs, cargo vessels, tankers, etc.

Coastal Port Bar Cameras – this site has bar camera images and latest observations.

Seafood Health Facts website was developed to help consumers weigh the benefits against possible risks of eating seafood. The site is user-friendly and comprehensive with downloadable brochures aimed at health care professionals and consumers.

Oregon Department of Agriculture – Information about the ODA and its various programs including the state industry-funded commodity commissions

Seafood Oregon – Links to Oregon’s four seafood commodity commissions

Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission – Information about the Oregon Dungeness Crab industry

Oregon Albacore Commission – Information about the Oregon Albacore industry

Oregon Trawl Commission – Information about the Oregon bottom-fish & shrimp industry

Oregon Sea Grant – Information on Sea Grant’s continuing work on fisheries, seafood and connecting science and coastal communities