There's more to learn
There is plenty more for us to learn about Oregon's nearshore waters and coastal communities. ODFW provides a portal to this information through the http://Oregonmarinereserves.com website, which is designed to share information as they study and learn from these sites, and bring deeper understanding to the surface.
The ODFW is conducting scientific monitoring to understand the effects of marine reserves (prohibition of fishing and other extraction) over time on the marine environment as well as on people and communities. This information will help us evaluate the use of marine reserves as a management tool in the future. The current monitoring efforts are also proving vital in enhancing our understanding of Oregon’s nearshore environment, our coastal economy, and coastal communities.