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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.


Oregon's Coastal Ports

Oregon's coastal ports are a big part of the Oregon Coast experience. And, coastal ports serve as economic development engines in our communities. Oregon law gives significant economic development authority to the Oregon coastal ports.

Keeping the Oregon Coast's Working Waterfronts Working: A History of Success
Keeping Oregon Coast's working waterfronts working. [more]

Oregon's Coastal Ports
There are a great variety of coastal ports in Oregon, both large and small. [more]

Gathering Needed Data
OCZMA is the organization on the Oregon Coast in charge of gathering economic information about the coastal ports. [more]

The Dredge Yaquina
The Dredge Yaquina is a specially designed vessel which can work in the rough seas and shallow draft ports on the Oregon Coast. [more]


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