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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.

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The Oregon Nearshore Strategy

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.

10 Year Review and Update in Progress

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 and is seeking public input. ODFW will also be holding public meetings to provide information about the proposed revisions in North Bend on July 7 and in Newport on July 9. For more information and a link to the updated document see the Oregon Nearshore Strategy page.

Find out more about the Marine Resources Program (pdfs):

MRP Overview

Read the new Marine Resources Program Overview to find out what we do.

MRP Overview Learn about Oregon’s commercial fisheries and their impact on the state.
MRP Overview Find year-round fishing and shellfishing opportunities on Oregon’s ocean.

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