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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 has undergone a review and update. After an extensive public process including progress reports at Commission meetings in January, April and August, a revised draft was presented to the Commission for adoption at its September 4 meeting. The Commission voted unanimously to approved completion of the 10-year update for submission to the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service by October 1, 2015. The final version of the Oregon Conservation Strategy and its marine component the Oregon Nearshore Strategy will be available on the ODFW website once they are approved. For more information 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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