Reports from the Field – April

Updates from the ODFW Marine Reserves Program

In collaboration with the Oregon Coast Aquarium we held our annual re-fresher training course for our volunteer scientific SCUBA divers. This year we will be conducting SCUBA surveys at the Cascade Head Marine Reserve.


We have selected our two local fishing vessels to help with this year’s hook-and-line surveys. The surveys will be conducted at Cape Perpetua and Cascade Head, in both the spring and fall months.


Our staff participated in four conferences over the last several months, giving us an opportunity to share some of our research and lessons learned with others. We took part in the Western Groundfish Conference, Ocean Sciences Conference, Oregon Chapter of American Fisheries Society Conference, and the Social Coast Forum.