Welcome to the Oregon Marine Reserves Website
Oregon's system of marine reserves includes five sites located within state waters. Marine reserves are areas "protected from all extractive activities, including the removal or disturbance of living and non-living marine resources, except as necessary for monitoring or research to evaluate reserve condition, effectiveness, or impact of stressors" (OPAC 2008).
Volunteer Anglers Wanted:
ODFW is looking for volunteer anglers to assist with hook-and-line surveys this summer at Cascade Head, Cape Perpetua, and Redfish Rocks. Click here to learn more.
Vessel Contract Applications:
ODFW is looking to contract with local fishing and charter vessels to assist with monitoring for the 2013 field season. Click here to learn more.
Status of Sites
- Redfish Rocks and Otter Rock:
Harvest restrictions began on January 1, 2012 for the Redfish Rocks and Otter Rock sites. Scientific monitoring at the sites began in 2010 and is currently ongoing.
- Cape Perpetua, Cascade Head and Cape Falcon:
Rules have been adopted and harvest restrictions are scheduled to begin in 2014 for Cape Perpetua and Cascade Head, and 2016 for Cape Falcon. Baseline data are currently being collected at the sites.