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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

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Ocean acidification and hypoxia


Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia Report

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The Oregon Coordinating Council on Ocean Acidification and Hypoxia is excited to announce the release of its third Biennial Report to the Oregon Legislature and the Oregon Ocean Policy Advisory Council.  

The report highlights actions taken by the Council that are outlined in the State's OAH Action Plan along with goals for the next biennium.

Included research projects to document ocean change with enhanced monitoring are:

1. Oregon marine reserves, adding to the value of the reserves as scientific reference sites. Oregon State University researchers are leading this effort with help from existing partnerships and new fishing industry partners.

2. Hatfield Marine Science Center to study long-term oceanographic climate trends in Yaquina Bay. Scientific data collected in real time will be on display to the public at the Visitor's Center.

3. Netarts Bay at Whiskey Creek Shellfish Hatchery to record changes in ocean acidification. Monitoring the bay's ocean conditions is critical to maintain adequate water quality in the hatchery and support Oregon's robust juvenile oyster production for the seafood industry.

The report also includes information on a unique and innovative approach to understanding ocean change: a fisherman's app. The idea for the app stemmed from fishermen-scientist roundtable events hosted by the OAH Council. If successful, this pilot project would let any ocean user report ocean observations to scientists in real time using their smartphone or tablet.

Posted 9/22/2022

 

First ever statewide Black Rockfish survey!

Learn more here about how we accomplished 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.

 

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Find out more about the Marine Resources Program:

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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