May has been a busy month – balancing data analysis for the ODFW Marine Reserves Synthesis Report with preparations for fieldwork. Here’s what’s been happening in the field. Read More
Each year thousands of people pack up their gear, set their out-of-office email response to a fishing emoji, and head to the Oregon coast. Some fishers may have found their usual fishing spot closed after marine reserve implementation. These fishers could change their behavior. To find out if fishing behavior has changed after marine reserve implementation, we looked at ODFW’s sales of daily fishing licenses. Read More
We’re honoring Valentine’s Day this month. How do Oregonians’ love thee coast? Let me count the ways … results from a recent human dimensions research study by Portland State University. Read More
We’re excited to announce the release of our new ODFW Data Dashboard. The dashboard is a website that allows you to explore marine reserves monitoring data collected by ODFW over the last 10 years Read More
Black Rockfish swim by as cryptic sea urchins and sea stars cling to rocks. This video was taken with ODFW’s video lander during scientific monitoring surveys at the Otter Rock Marine Reserve. Our long-term marine reserves monitoring is helping us track and understand nearshore ocean changes both inside and outside of the reserves over time.
A clear blue day underwater amidst a school of fish. This video clip was taken at a rocky reef located off of Cape Foulweather, which is monitored alongside the Otter Rock Marine Reserve for comparison. This monitoring is helping us track and understand ocean changes occurring both inside and outside of the reserve over time.
This project is designed to capture the lived experience of commercial and charter fishers who are directly impacted by marine reserves. We were particularly interested in the economic, social, and cultural impacts of the marine reserves, including whether or not fishers were shifting their efforts to other species or locations following reserve implementation. Read More