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The Marine Resources Program

The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) Marine Resources Program (MRP) works with Oregon communities to sustain ocean and estuary resources for today and for future generations in three key ways:

        • Builds understanding about fish, wildlife, and habitats and our connections with them
        • Works for the benefit of Oregon’s species, ecosystems, and people
        • Takes action now to ensure resources and opportunity for today and into the future

Ocean Salmon
Sport Halibut
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Ocean salmon


Sport groundfish


Sport halibut






Sport fishing and shellfishing


Marine reserves

nearshore strategy  
Marine mammals
habitat research
  ocean energy  
ocean acidification

Nearshore strategy


Marine mammal research


Marine habitat research


Marine fisheries research


Fishery management plans


Ocean energy


Ocean acidification and hypoxia


First ever statewide Black Rockfish survey!

Learn more here about how we are going about doing this first ever survey.

Also listen
as lead researcher Leif Rasmuson talks with OPB’s Dave Miller about the importance of this survey (or read the transcript).

The survey has been completed and a paper will be published and posted soon on the findings.


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Marine reserves


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

MRP Overview

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

MRP Overview Learn about Oregon’s commercial fisheries and their contribution to the state.
economic impact Learn more about the economic impact of Oregon's commercial fisheries.
MRP Overview Find out about recreational fishing, clamming and crabbing in Oregon.
MRP Publications Check out other publications by MRP staff.


Marine Resources Main Office :: 2040 SE Marine Science Drive :: Newport, OR 97365

Phone (541) 867-4741 :: Fax (541) 867-0311

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