About the Oregon Salmon Commission

The Oregon Salmon Commission (OSC) has nine members appointed from the industry by the Director of the Oregon Department of Agriculture.  

  • Six members are fishermen (producers - who fish for the salmon). One of the producers shall be from each of three geographic areas: Northern Oregon border to North of Cascade Head; Cascade Head to South of Florence; and South of Florence to Southern Oregon border.
  • Two members are processors (handlers - who process, distribute, or market the salmon)
  • One member is a public member with an active interest in the positive economic development, production and/or marketing of salmon, but is not a producer or handler.

Members are appointed for four-year terms and may be appointed for a second term. The Oregon Salmon Commission holds 3-4 public business meetings a year.  

The OSC represents the fishermen and processors in marketing efforts, as well as being a strong advocate of concerns regarding rules, legislation, or any governmental action which may affect the troll fishing industry.  

Oregon Salmon Commissioners

Darus Peake - Chairman - Garibaldi (Fisherman)
Kevin Bastien - Secretary/Treasurer - Newport (Fisherman)
Dwight Collins - Eugene (Public Member)

Henry deRonden-Pos - Newport (Fisherman)
Ray Monroe - Pacific City (Fisherman)
Barry Nelson - Vice Chairman - Winchester Bay (Fisherman)
Mark Newell - Newport (Processor)

Jeff Reeves - North Bend (Fisherman)

Jeff Werner - Gold Beach (Processor)

Nancy Fitzpatrick - Executive Director


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