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About the Marine Resources Program

The Marine Resources Program (MRP) of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife is home-based in Newport, Oregon with field offices in Astoria, Charleston and Brookings.

Staff are responsible for monitoring, sampling, research and management of both the commercial and recreational marine fisheries.

It is the Marine Resource Program's (MRP) goal to increase the quality and quantity of stock assessments and biological information through improved at-sea and dockside sampling programs and through carefully designed research projects. Planned work will:

  • Address emerging fisheries resource concerns, such as: need to evaluate changes in regulation, need to develop alternative fishing gears, need to provide information on stocks with unknown status, need to develop alternative survey methods, and need to improve stock assessments;
  • As funds are of limited duration, we will focus on extension of projects already committed to, or undertake new short-term projects.
  • Balance efforts between the nearshore and offshore fisheries and resources.
  • Be collaborative and complementary in nature, working with partners including but not limited to Oregon State University, University of Oregon, the National Marine Fisheries Service, other states agencies, and the fishing community;
  • Use required framework for Department and NMFS approval.


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