ORS 196.545¹
Work plan
  • use of data and recommendations

(1) The State Department of Fish and Wildlife, in consultation with members from the scientific and technical advisory committee established under ORS 196.451 (Technical advisory committee), other relevant marine and fishery scientists, relevant state agencies, ocean users and coastal communities shall implement the activities described in ORS 196.540 (Marine reserves) by developing a work plan.

(2) The work plan shall contain the following elements regarding the marine reserves described in ORS 196.540 (Marine reserves):

(a) A biological assessment, including information on habitat characterization, biological resources, local knowledge and, for the established pilot marine reserves, monitoring plans.

(b) A socioeconomic assessment, including a description of human uses, net effects on sport and commercial fisheries and communities and, for the established pilot marine reserves, monitoring plans.

(c) Formation of community teams, with diverse and balanced stakeholder representation that includes local government, recreational fishing industry, commercial fishing industry, nonfishing industry, recreationalists, conservation, coastal watershed councils, relevant marine and avian scientists, to collaborate and develop recommendations for potential marine reserves, considering the biological and socioeconomic information developed under this section. Collaboration may be facilitated by a neutral outside party hired through a competitive bidding process.

(d) Provision of information on the process and data gathered to interested parties and made available to the public.

(e) Development of scientifically based goals specific to each of the marine reserve sites, incorporating continuity and cumulative outcomes, benefits and impacts.

(f) Provision of baseline data on Oregon’s territorial sea, as defined in ORS 196.405 (Definitions for ORS 196.405 to 196.515).

(g) Development of an enforcement plan in consultation with the Oregon State Police and representatives from affected user groups.

(h) Use of communities and volunteers to assist in implementing the work plan where feasible and practical.

(3) The data and recommendations produced from the work plan and other available nearshore data shall be used by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife, in consultation with the Ocean Policy Advisory Council, to recommend the number, size, location and restriction limits of the potential sites for marine reserve designation, consistent with Executive Order 08-07. If, through this process, it is determined that other appropriate sites need to be considered or that potential sites are not consistent with Executive Order 08-07, then the data and recommendations produced shall be provided to the public, the State Department of Fish and Wildlife and other relevant state agencies for future purposes relevant to nearshore management. [2009 c.847 §2]

Note: See note under 196.540 (Marine reserves).

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 196—Columbia River Gorge; Ocean Resource Planning; Wetlands; Removal and Fill, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors196.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
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