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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.


Ocean Policy/Marine Reserves/Wave Energy

A growing number of people, organizations, and foundations take a strong interest in state and federal ocean policy. And, because technology is evolving so rapidly, today, many new uses of the Pacific Ocean are being proposed.

This represents big challenges and opportunities. And, it guarantees debates about ocean policy will become increasingly politicized and polarized over the next few years.

Oregon Coast residents who care deeply about the marine environment, and, who seek to maintain access to recreational and commercial fisheries, should follow these ocean policy developments.

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A Clearinghouse of Information on Ocean Policy
Wave Energy/Marine Reserves/Ocean Planning Activities on the Oregon Coast
OCZMA Involvement in OPAC; OCZMA Actions on Marine Reserves
Open Ocean Aquaculture
Wind and Renewable Energy on the Oregon Coast



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