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.
The Nearshore Strategy is a living document. The Strategy is currently undergoing a review and update due to be completed by October 1, 2015. ODFW has released the public review draft of the updated Nearshore Strategy seeking public comment from June 19 through July 20. ODFW staff now will analyze public comments and make appropriate revisions to the draft Strategy. The Oregon Fish and Wildlife Commission will be briefed at their August 7 meeting. A final draft will be presented to the Commission for adoption at its September 4 meeting. Commission meetings are open to the public. Once approved by the Commission, the final Strategy document will be submitted to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service by October 1, 2015. The final versions of both the Oregon Conservation Strategy and the Oregon Nearshore Strategy will be available once they are approved.. For more information see the Oregon Nearshore Strategy page.