Enforcement: Here’s What’s Working…

Marine reserves depend on enforcement and compliance, otherwise they are simply “paper parks” with lines on a map. The compliance rates have been relatively high among Oregon’s reserve sites due to a combination of factors including fishermen’s willingness to comply with the rules, and education and outreach efforts by Oregon State Police, ODFW, and State Parks. Read More

Diving Into Our Living Laboratories

A team of wetsuit-clad divers sit on the edge of a boat adjusting their masks before splashing into the cold waters of the Pacific Ocean. These divers belong to a specialized scientific research team–and the marine reserves are their living laboratories. Read More