Oregon’s Marine Reserves are now a few years old. Fishing is banned in them. Scientists are using SMURFS, drifters, satellites and even high controlled fishing to determine if they have an impact. The ambitious plans to save entire ecosystems in the ocean may take many years to have an effect.

Oregon Marine Reserves Website
Oregon Policy Advisory Council Website
Science of Marine Reserves Website
Oregon Marine Reserves Partnership Website
Producer - Vince Patton
Videographers - Michael Bendixen, Nick Fisher
Editor - Michael Bendixen
Additional Video - ODFW, Tom Calvanese, Green Fire Productions
Animation & Data - Dr. Scott Heppell, Tom Calvanese, Green Fire Productions, Todd Sonflieth

Special Thanks to Captain Rob Waddell