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Cascade Head Marine Reserve Posted on 09 Jan 22:57

Duncan Berry, our CEO, founded Fishpeople after serving on a governor’s marine reserve committee for Cascade Head on the central Oregon Coast.  He was inspired by the communities strengths and challenges that came to light during this time.

That was almost 3 years ago.   At the stroke of mid night on Jan 1st 2014 – the work and dream of a completely protected area off the coast of Cascade Head  went into effect. It covers an area 3 miles out from shore and approx 6 miles along the coastline south of Cascade Head.

This photo, taken on the Westwind beach, shows other members of the committee and community members including representatives from the The Westwind Stewardship Group and the Salmon Drift Creek Watershed Council. Oregon is very lucky to have this extraordinary opportunity to find out what happens when we restrict the taking of wildlife from ocean habitats.