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Management Designations for Marine Areas

Fishing Regulations Icon Oregon Fishing

1-5Haystack Rock Marine Garden (Inset 1)

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except single mussels may be taken for bait. Located within a 300 yard radius around the base of Haystack Rock, Cannon Beach, Clatsop County. Includes tide pools, and rocky or sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides.

Cape Falcon Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Areas (MPA) (Inset 2)

  • Marine Reserve: No take of any fish, invertebrates, seaweeds or wildlife. No deployment of fishing gear. You may transit or anchor with catch on board.
  • West MPA: You may take salmon (by troll) and crab.
  • Shoreside MPA: Angling from shore is allowed.
  • Shoreline Area: Harvest above the low tide line is severely restricted along rocky shores south of the Shoreside MPA.
  • These are summary rules. For complete rules and site boundary coordinates visit oregonmarinereserves.com/rules or call ODFW at (541) 867-4741.

Three Arch Rocks (Oceanside) (Inset 3)

Closed to boats within a 500 foot radius around Finley Rock, Middle Rock, Shag Rock and Seal Rock from May 1 – Sep 15 by authority of the Oregon State Marine Board.

Netarts Bay Shellfish Preserve (Inset 4)

No take of clams in posted shellfish preserve, which extends from an east-west line beginning at the mouth of Whiskey Creek to an east-west line 900 yards south.

Cape Kiwanda Marine Garden (Inset 5)

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except single mussels may be taken for bait. Located between the sandy beaches on the north and south sides of Cape Kiwanda and includes tide pools, and rocky or sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides. Includes rocky areas abutting the sand beaches on the north and south sides of the headland.

For a complete list of Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area boundary coordinates visit: oregonmarinereserves.com/rules

6-8Cascade Head Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Areas (MPA) (Inset 6)

  • Marine Reserve: No take of any fish, invertebrates, seaweeds or wildlife. No deployment of fishing gear. You may transit or anchor with catch on board.
  • North MPA: You may take salmon (by troll) and crab. You may take groundfish using hook and line from a private, non-chartered boat.
  • West MPA: You may take salmon (by troll) and crab.
  • South MPA: No use of net gear. You can participate in all other legal take.
  • Shoreline Area: Harvest above the low tide line is severely restricted along rocky shores in the North MPA and on the north end of the Marine Reserve.
  • These are summary rules. For complete rules and site boundary coordinates visit oregonmarinereserves.com/rules or call ODFW at (541) 867-4741.

Boiler Bay Research Reserve (Inset 7)

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except abalone, clams, Dungeness crab, red rock crab, mussels, piddocks, scallops and shrimp may be taken. Applies to all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides, within the following boundaries:

  • North Boundary: a line due west from the mouth of Fogarty Creek.
  • South Boundary: a line due west from the westernmost tip of Government Point at Boiler Bay State Wayside.

Pirate Cove Research Reserve (Inset 7)

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates below the extreme high tide line and east of a line drawn across the mouth of the cove, as defined by points at:
A) 44°49.083’N., 124°04.035’W. and
B) 44°49.146’N., 124°04.060’W.

Whale Cove Habitat Refuge (Inset 8)

No take of fish, shellfish and marine invertebrates in all areas in Whale Cove below extreme high tide east of a line drawn across the mouth of the cove, as defined by points at:
A) 44°47.237’N., 124°04.298’W. and
B) 44°47.367’N., 124°04.320’W.

For a complete list of Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area boundary coordinates visit: oregonmarinereserves.com/rules

10-11Otter Rock Marine Garden (Inset 9)

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except single mussels may be taken for bait. Northern boundary extends from the highest point at Cape Foulweather to the southern boundary at Devil’s Punchbowl. Includes tide pools, and rocky or sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides. Where the marine garden overlaps with Otter Rock Marine Reserve, no take is allowed.

Otter Rock Marine Reserve (Inset 9)

  • No take of any fish, invertebrates, seaweeds or wildlife. No deployment of fishing gear. You may transit or anchor with catch on board.
  • Shoreline Area: No take from a line west from Gull Rock, south past Devil’s Punch Bowl State Park.
  • These are summary rules. For complete rules and site boundary coordinates visit oregonmarinereserves.com/rules or call ODFW at (541) 867-4741.

Yaquina Head Marine Garden (Inset 10)

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except single mussels may be taken for bait. Includes all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides lying between the sandy beaches on the north and the south sides of Yaquina Head. Includes rocky areas abutting the sandy beaches on the north and south sides of the headland.

Yaquina Shellfish Preserve (Inset 11)

No take of clams in posted shellfish preserve, which is the tideflat on the north side of the Yaquina Bay commercial marina breakwater.

Stonewall Bank Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) (Inset 12)

No take of Pacific halibut, lingcod, flatfish species, or any other species from the groundfish group listed under the seven fish marine daily limit in the table on page 81.

Yachats Marine Garden

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates. Includes all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides located between the north and south boundaries of Yachats State Park.

Cape Perpetua Marine Garden

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except razor clams may be taken in the sandy beach area that does not overlap with the marine reserve. Includes all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides lying between the north side of Devil’s Churn and the north boundary of Neptune State Park.

Neptune State Park Research Reserve

  • No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except abalone, clams, Dungeness crab, red rock crab, mussels, piddocks, scallops and shrimp may be taken. Applies to all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides lying between the northerly and southerly boundaries of the northern parcel of Neptune State Park.
  • No take of shellfish or marine invertebrates where the research reserve overlaps with Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve.

Cape Perpetua Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Areas (MPA)

  • Marine Reserve: No take of any fish, invertebrates, seaweeds or wildlife. No deployment of fishing gear. You may transit or anchor with catch on board.
  • North MPA: Angling from shore is allowed. You may also take salmon (by troll) and crab.
  • Southeast MPA and Seabird Protection Area: No take of herring, sardine, anchovies, smelt, and sand lance. Plus, no take of squid in the Southeast MPA.
  • Shoreline Area: Harvest above the low tide line is severely restricted along rocky shores in the North MPA and in the Marine Reserve north of Bob Creek.
  • These are summary rules. For complete rules and site boundary coordinates visit oregonmarinereserves.com/rules or call ODFW at (541) 867-4741.

For a complete list of Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area boundary coordinates visit: oregonmarinereserves.com/rules

13-16Gregory Point Research Reserve (Inset 13)

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates in all areas below the extreme low tide line within the area bound by:

A) 43°20.312’N., 124°22.838’W.,
B) 43°20.598’N., 124°22.895’W.,
C) 43°20.650’N., 124°22.637’W.,
D) 43°20.402’N., 124°22.545’W.

Cape Arago Research Reserve (Inset 13)

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates in Areas A and C. No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except abalone, clams, Dungeness crab, red rock crab, mussels, piddocks, scallops and shrimp may be taken in Area B. Applies to all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides, within the following boundaries:

  • Area A: Between a line projected due west from Cape Arago lighthouse and the southern tip of Norton Gulch.
  • Area B: Between the southern tip of Norton Gulch and Simpson Reef overlook.
  • Area C: Between Simpson Reef overlook and a point ¾ mile south of Cape Arago State Park.

Redfish Rocks Marine Reserve and Marine Protected Area (MPA) (Inset 14)

  • Marine Reserve: No take of any fish, invertebrates, seaweeds or wildlife. No deployment of fishing gear. You may transit or anchor with catch on board.
  • MPA: You may take salmon (by troll) and crab.
  • Shoreline Area: You may take species living on shore, such as clams, above the low tide line.
  • These are summary rules. For complete rules and site boundary coordinates visit oregonmarinereserves.com/rules or call ODFW at (541) 867-4741.

Pyramid Rock (Rogue Reef) (Inset 15)

No take of fish, shellfish and marine invertebrates from 1,000 feet around and including Pyramid Rock May 1 – Aug 31.

Brookings Research Reserve (Inset 16)

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except abalone, clams, Dungeness crab, red rock crab, mussels, piddocks, scallops and shrimp may be taken. Applies to all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides, within the following boundaries:

  • North Boundary: a point ½ mile north of Harris Beach State Park.
  • South Boundary: the mouth of the Chetco River (except the area within the Harris Beach Marine Garden).

Harris Beach Marine Garden (Inset 16)

No take of shellfish and marine invertebrates, except single mussels may be taken for bait. Includes all rocky areas, tide pools, and sandy beaches between extreme high and low tides, lying within the following boundaries:

  • North Boundary: a line perpendicular to shore from the Harris Beach State Park beach access parking area.
  • South Boundary: a line perpendicular to shore from the road entrance to Harris Beach State Park off of Highway 101.