A Natural Laboratory for Social Science Research

Over the past several years, researchers studying people’s reactions to Oregon’s marine reserves have begun to understand the complex values and experiences that underpin how different communities interact with the ocean in different ways. Many insights from our ongoing human dimensions research centers on the importance of recognizing how and why different stakeholders interact with and value the ocean in different ways. Read More

Infographic: 2019 Highlights

A few ODFW Marine Reserves Program highlights from 2019, including studying microplastics in fish, new scientific research publications, $93,490 in vessel contracts with local fishermen and more. Read More

Back to the Future

With the help of our many partners in academia, the fishing industry, coastal communities and non-government organizations 2015 proved to be a busy year. Check out some of the Program highlights over the past year! Read More