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The Oregon Trawl Commission 

The mission of the Oregon Trawl Commission (OTC) is to promote the sustainable and economically viable future of the Oregon trawl industry, support its efforts in sustainability and increase opportunities for economic development through marketing, education, research, certifications, and tracking and commenting on legislation and regulations in accordance with the laws and regulations governing the OTC.
Established in 1963 by the Oregon Legislature, OTC is an industry-funded state commodity commission, operating under the umbrella of the Oregon Department of Agriculture. OTC is governed by the board of commissioners consisting of the people who fish and process trawl seafood products.


Yelena Nowak, Director
Office: (541) 469-7830
Cell: (541) 254-3055


Rex Leach – Chairman

Trawl fisherman, Coos Bay

Mark Cooper – Vice Chairman

Trawl fisherman, Newport

Todd Whaley – Treasurer

Trawl fisherman, Brookings

Paul Kujala

Trawl fisherman, Astoria

Christopher Retherford

Trawl fisherman, Newport

Tyson Yeck

Pacific Seafood, Clackamas

Andrew Bornstein

Bornstein Seafoods, Astoria

Dave Wright

Public member, Newport

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