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Oregon Senate approves state's first marine reserves
Port Orford

Kudos to the fisherman at Otter Rock and Port Orford for getting in front of this issue. I know that they have been working hard to make sure this would be a win-win situation in their areas.

by The Oregonian: The Oregon Senate approved a bill this afternoon that authorizes the state's first two fishing-free marine reserves and requires study of four other areas.

It establishes two fishermen-endorsed pilot reserves -- Otter Rock off Depoe Bay and Redfish Rocks off Port Orford -- that would take up less than 1 percent of Oregon's territorial sea, a 3-mile-wide strip along the 360-mile coast.

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