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Oregon Groundfish Education

West Coast Groundfish refers to more than 90 different types of roundfish, flatfish, rockfish, sharks, and skates off the West Coast. With a few exceptions, groundfish live on or near the bottom of the ocean. Fishermen catch them year-round using a variety of gear types. National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Fisheries and the Pacific Fishery Management Council oversee the management of West Coast groundfish in U.S. federal waters.

Educational Downloads

Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association – Groundfish

Oregon Coastal Zone Management Association – Whiting

Groundfish Revitalization Story

Additional Resources

Oregon Trawl Commission

Industry-funded state commodity commission representing Oregon commercial trawlers.

Oregon Sea Grant

Oregon Sea Grant serves the state, region and nation through an integrated program of research, outreach, and education that helps people understand, rationally use and conserve marine and coastal resources.

Online Trawling Challenge Game

Oregon Sea Grant created game where you get to be a trawler working the Oregon Coast.

Oregon Albacore Tuna Logo