Redfish Rocks Community Team

Bringing the voice of the Port Orford community together.

The Redfish Rocks Community Team focuses its work to support and compliment the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve’s Site Management Plan.

Research

Partnering with managing agencies and academic institutions, conducting and supporting research in the reserve is one of our specialties.

Education

Working with local school districts and the community at large, one of our goals is to spread ocean literacy as it relates to the reserve.

Socioeconomics

With a rich history of fishing and loads of natural beauty, Port Orford is a unique place. We enhance social and economic impacts on ocean users and the community.

Marine Reserve Info

Marine Reserve Info

Learn interesting facts about the geography and geology of the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve.
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Get Involved

Get Involved

See how you can play a vital role in helping our beloved oceans!
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Experience The Reserve

Experience the Reserve

Learn about the abundance of activities both on land and at sea all located within minutes of the reserve!
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Latest News

Join the Redfish Rocks Community Team Monday, August 7 to learn about the Team's stewardship efforts surrounding the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area. ...

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In 2009, the State of Oregon designated the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and Protected Area as one of two pilot sites of its new marine reserves program. The proposal was developed through a community-based process in Port Orford, Oregon that engaged fishermen and other stakeholders and scientists in determining the location, boundaries, and draft rules. As part of House Bill 3013, the Oregon Legislature mandated that the management plan for Redfish Rocks be developed in collaboration with a local community team.

The Redfish Rocks Community Team was formally established by charter in February, 2010 and shortly thereafter received formal recognition from the state. The Team includes a diverse set of members representing the City of Port Orford, commercial fishing, recreational fishing, port, local business, recreation, conservation, watershed council, and science. Since 2009, the Team has been working with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW) to develop specific elements of Redfish Rocks Site Management Plan which includes site-specific monitoring plans; education and outreach goals; and compliance and enforcement objectives.

Our team’s mission is “To support the success of the Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve, Marine Protected Area, and the community through research, community engagement, economic development, and effective partnerships.”

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