The Oregon Senate Committee on the Environment has voted unanimously to send a marine reserves bill to the Senate floor for a vote. It would authorize reserves and less-restrictive marine protected areas at Cape Falcon, south of Cannon Beach; at Cascade Head, near Lincoln City; and at Cape Perpetua, near Yachats.
If approved, the new reserves would join two smaller reserves: Redfish Rocks, near Port Orford, and Otter Rocks, near Depoe Bay. The story is in the Oregonian. Click here.