OCEAN’s efforts pay off for saltwater anglers
Oregon Coalition for Educating ANglers (OCEAN) educates and enables marine anglers to be better stewards of ocean resources. OCEAN works closely with the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife (ODFW); particularly the Department’s Restoration and Enhancement Program.
ODFW reports that our efforts are paying off. A recent survey indicates that 70% of anglers interviewed reported using barotrauma release devices – extending the fishing seasons for rockfish. This trend is expected to continue with even greater success in the future.
News & Events
OCEAN has sent out more than 8000 Shelton devices in the last three years.
Saltwater Sportsmen’s Show 2024 dates set: February 24/25. Join us for seminars, exploring vendor booths, and raffle prizes.
How To – Resources for Anglers
- Stress Response in Fish and how to minimize it
- Coho Salmon Identification and Release Methods
- Red Rockfish Identification