Marine Reserves News: New Research Publications and Reports

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Ecological Research: 3 Information Reports

ODFW research aboard commercial fishing vessel at Orford Reef

Three recent ODFW Information Reports, with contributions made by ODFW Marine Reserves Program staff, have focused on advancing scientific research methods.

New Methods For Estimating Fish Age And Growth

A report exploring new methods for estimating age and growth of Cabezon. In addition to the typical data gathered on adults from commercial and recreational fisheries it incorporates juvenile fish data, collected in marine reserves monitoring, into the growth rate estimates. This is the first-time juvenile fish data have been included in the Cabezon stock assessment.

Which Tools Are Best For Monitoring Temperate Reef Fishes 

A report comparing three of ODFW’s core marine reserve monitoring tools -- hook-and-line, video lander, and SCUBA -- exploring which are most efficient for monitoring temperate reef fishes.

What Have We Learned From 9 Years Of Using Video Landers

A collaboration with the ODFW Fisheries Research and ODFW Nearshore projects, this report summarizes nine years of using video landers to study temperate reef fish off the Oregon coast. This effort informs discussions about fishery independent surveys in untrawlable rocky habitats and the potential to use such data in stock assessments.

Human Dimensions

Human Dimensions Research

Journal Publications

A recent publication authored by ODFW Marine Reserves Program staff highlights novel research approaches for investigating marine reserve socioeconomic impacts:

Two additional recent publications, with contributions from our staff:


And, three recent reports produced by our program looking at socioeconomic impacts of Oregon’s marine reserves:

Updates From the Field

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Cape Perpetua Speaker Series: Staff gave a virtual public presentation as part of the Speaker Series hosted by the Cape Perpetua Collaborative.

American Fisheries Society Oregon Chapter - 2022 Annual Meeting: Staff and research collaborators presented on marine reserves human dimensions research at this year’s virtual meeting.

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