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Mission statement

OCZMA serves local elected officials on the Oregon Coast.  OCZMA is a clearinghouse of objective information on issues relating to the Oregon Coast—this information is then shared with the state and federal government.  OCZMA conducts studies on the Oregon Coast's economy and carries out applied research to improve the standard of living in the region.  Through our extensive network of local government officials and many other partners, OCZMA gives voice to the concerns and needs of coastal residents.


Ocean Policy/Marine Reserves/Wave Energy
Open Ocean Aquaculture

Over the years, OCZMA has prepared important information and analysis about ocean issues to local government leaders and to state and federal legislators. Indeed, providing a means for local governments to influence ocean and coastal policy was the main purpose for forming and supporting OCZMA.

For example, in 2005, OCZMA staff researched and drafted a Joint Memorial (House Joint Memorial 37) on open ocean aquaculture. HJM 37 was written for the Oregon Coastal Caucus. HJM 37 offered timely commentary on federal legislation which had just been introduced into the United States Senate. HJM 37 urged Congress to adopt strict accountability measures if Congress planned to take up federal legislation on an open aquaculture program. HJM 37 was adopted nearly unanimously by the Oregon Legislature and influenced debate in Washington D.C. on open ocean aquaculture. The strong concerns of coastal leaders were heard.

Open Ocean Aquaculture
In the wake of rising consumer demand for seafood, one not-so-new idea has resurfaced to keep with the demand and that is offshore aquaculture. [more]

National Offshore Aquaculture
National Offshore Aquaculture Policy Information. [more]

Open Ocean Aquaculture News Articles
Ocean Ocean Aquaculture News Articles. [more]


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