The Marine Resources Program (MRP) of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is based in Newport with field offices in Astoria, Charleston and Brookings.
Staff are responsible for the monitoring, sampling, research and management of both the commercial and recreational marine fisheries.
MRP's goal is to increase the quality and quantity of stock assessments and biological information collected through improved at-sea and dockside sampling programs and through carefully designed research projects.
The Oregon Nearshore Strategy, adopted by the Oregon Fish & Wildlife Commission in December 2005, is a strategic document that establishes priorities for ODFW's management of nearshore marine resources. The Strategy provides a wealth of information on key nearshore species and habitats, information gaps and needs, and opportunities for public/private conservation actions and partnerships.
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