Provided by Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association (OCZMA)
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.
OCZMA works closely with different sectors of Oregon’s fishing industry on a range of issues: hatcheries, the groundfish fleet buy-back program, Seafood Oregon/Brand Oregon marketing, and ocean resources management policies that directly affect Oregon’s fishing industry.
State legislators and members of Oregon’s Congressional Delegation, along with their staffs, rely heavily on research and data OCZMA provides. “OCZMA doesn’t favor one sector of the fisheries over another” says OCZMA Director Onno Husing. “For the good of coastal communities, we want everyone involved in the seafood industry to thrive.”
Narrated by Lincoln County Commissioner Bill Hall, OCZMA’s video documentary, “Oregon’s Ocean Fisheries – A Conservation Story,” is an educational video about the historic transition to sustainability in our commercial and recreational ocean fisheries. It was produced and directed by Onno Husing, Director of the OCZMA in collaborative partnership with Pacific Media Productions based in Newport.
For more information, go online at oczma.org.
This online video was prepared and uploaded by Lincoln County Public Information Officer, Casey Miller.