Oregon Trawl Commission
Panelist-The Incredible Groundfish Recovery: A Case Study
Brad Pettinger is director of the Oregon Trawl Commission and a member of a longtime Oregon fishing family. The commission was formed by a vote of the producers in 1962, and is funded entirely by fishermen from a percentage of their catch. OTC is made up of eight commissioners: five fishermen, one processor, one distributor and one public member. Commissioners are chosen from among the owners and captains of trawl vessels, processors, and distributors by the director of the Oregon's Department of Agriculture.