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Lunch with Leaders - Oregon's Coastal Marine Reserves

  • 04 May 2012
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill

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Lunch with Leaders

Oregon's Coastal Marine Reserves

A panel of speakers from Our Ocean

Noon - Friday, May 4, 2012


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Please join us on Friday, May 4 for a panel presentation and discussion about Oregon’s newly minted Marine Reserves program. We are pleased to welcome four speakers who have been deeply involved in the process of establishing Oregon’s marine reserves.


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Dr. Mark Hixon

Paul Engelmeyer

Terry Thompson

Susan Allen


The State of Oregon has been engaged in a process to consider

marine reserves along its coast since 2000, and the State established two pilot marine reserve sites in 2009, a marine reserve at Otter Rock, north of Newport, and a marine reserve and associated marine protected area at Redfish Rocks, near Port Orford.


With a recommendation from the state’s Ocean Policy Advisory Council (OPAC) and three community advisory teams, the process has entered the next phase. Three additional marine reserve sites were just approved by the Oregon State Legislature, to be designated at Cape Falcon, Cascade Head and Cape Perpetua. Thus Oregon now joins with California and Washington, in protecting fragile state waters of the Greater

California Current that spans from Alaska to Mexico.


There are many Marine Protected areas and Marine Reserves worldwide, and many have been in place for decades. They were formed in response to ocean habitat destruction, increased demand for seafood, climate change, and increasing demand

for aquaculture and non-seafood resources. They function as nurseries for sea life, allowing fish stock to reach maturity with associated maximal fertility and offspring; by and large this is what happens.


The panel will explain the science behind marine reserves and the effects of reserves on ocean conservation. They will also discuss Oregon’s unique bottom- up approach to reach community consensus, which in turn led to the political

accommodation needed to finalize this project. It is notable that all speakers took part in this process.


Please join us on May 4, 2012, at Willamette Heritage Center at the Mill in the Dye House as we host these knowledgeable and dedicated professionals. For lunch reservations email rsvp@salemcityclub.com before noon Wednesday,

May 2, 2012. Parking is free. Doors open at 11:30 AM. For more information on this program please go to www.salemcityclub.com.

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