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Mission statement

OCZMA serves local elected officials on the Oregon Coast.  OCZMA is a clearinghouse of objective information on issues relating to the Oregon Coast—this information is then shared with the state and federal government.  OCZMA conducts studies on the Oregon Coast's economy and carries out applied research to improve the standard of living in the region.  Through our extensive network of local government officials and many other partners, OCZMA gives voice to the concerns and needs of coastal residents.



The commercial and recreational fisheries are an important part of the Oregon coast’s economy and culture. Each year, OCZMA documents the economic contribution of the fisheries in a partnership with the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW).

OCZMA works closely with people from different sectors of Oregon’s fishing industry on a range of issues: hatchery policy, the groundfish fleet buy-back program, Seafood Oregon/ Brand Oregon marketing, and ocean policy issues that impact fisheries management.

State legislators and members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation (and their staffs) rely on information OCZMA provides on fisheries. OCZMA doesn’t favor one sector of the fisheries over another. For the good of coastal communities, we want everyone involved in the seafood industry to thrive.

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Commercial & Recreational Fisheries
Marine Reserves
Oregon Fish Film
Seafood Oregon—Brand Oregon
Sea Lions and Harbor Seals



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