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Oregon Fishermen's Cable Committee

2018 Port Meetings

All Trawler Captains and Crew (draggers, shrimpers, whiting) - you are invited to attend one of our local port meetings. We'll buy lunch and give you information on two new cables coming offshore from Pacific City. Cable route thumb drives with the two new routes will be distributed. Enter drawings for $300, $200, and $100 gift cards from Cabela's and Englund Marine Supply (drawing held at May meeting). GPS EPIRB Grand Prize from TE SubCom for Oregon meeting attendees (drawing March 2). All meetings will start at noon.

Warrenton El Compadre RestaurantMon.Feb 26
Brookings Harbor Water District PUD
98069 West Benham Lane
Wed. Feb 28
Charleston Fisherman’s Grotto
91149 Cape Arago Hwy
Thurs. March 1
Newport Englund Marine Supply Fri. March 2
Seattle NWFSC Montlake Auditorium
Before NOAA Pre-Season Hake Mtg.
Early May

We hope you will attend! For more information, please call our office at (503) 325-2285, Scott McMullen at (503) 440-3569, or email us at staff@ofcc.com.

New Version 10 Thumbdrive

OFCC Version 10 is available for your plotters adding the as-laid NCP Cable and Hawaiki Submarine Cable routes. They were installed off Pacific City in May and October/November 2017. V10 thumbdrives will be distributed at Port Meetings or stop by the OFCC office at 2021 Marine Dr., Suite 102; email: staff@ofcc.com; or call (503) 325-2285.





FASTER Cable Completed

The OFCC and Google began working on a route for the FASTER cable in July 2014. As part of this process, Google and OFCC reps worked with fishermen on their trawlers in Charleston to design the route to maximize burial in the fishing grounds by using the local knowledge of the trawl fleet. This was highly effective, as the route resulted in good burial through the trawl fishing grounds out to over 800 fms. Google continues to work closely with and has good relations with the OFCC.
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New Cross Pacific Cable

The NCP cable, slated to be ready for service at the end of 2017, will span more than 13,000 km and extend from Pacific City to Japan, Korea, two points in China, and Taiwan.
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Hawaiki Submarine Cable

Hawaiki Submarine Cable USA LLC joined the OFCC on October 14th, 2016, becoming the eighth submarine cable owner, joining General Communications, Inc. (GCI), Alaska Communications (ACS)...
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The Oregon Fishermen's Cable Committee is an association of concerned Oregon commercial trawl fishermen who have negotiated cooperative agreements with fiber optic cable companies to protect the integrity of the fiber optic network and the fishing grounds.

Since its inception, the committee works to follow the goals of its charter - to facilitate communication, coordination and cooperation between the fishing industry and the submarine cable industry and to inform the fishing fleet of appropriate operation procedures.

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