Stakeholder feedback requested for Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program

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Start/End: December, 2014 to August, 2017

(Update July 2, 2018) The California Department of Fish and Wildlife, in partnership with California Sea Grant, recently completed an independent scientific evaluation of the Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program. While decisions about the future direction of the program are ultimately up tothe OREHP Advisory Panel, the Department and the Legislature, the scientific evaluation team recommends a science-based and public participatory decision-making process.

The Department is interested in gathering input from interested stakeholders on value, participation, and benefits of the program, as well as input on the future direction of the program. Your feedback and input is requested before July 31, 2018, to help inform the future of OREHP. Please contact Ms. Valerie Taylor, OREHP Program Coordinator, Department of Fish and Wildlife, with your thoughts at Valerie.Taylor@wildlife.ca.gov or  562-342-7170


Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program Evaluation Report Now Available

Project need and goals

The Ocean Resources Enhancement and Hatchery Program (OREHP) is an experimental program that investigates the use of cultured fish to enhance wild populations. It was created by a California statute in 1982, is managed by California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, and is paid for by ocean enhancement stamps on state fishing licenses and the Federal Sportfishing Restoration Act.

To date, there has been no formal assessment of OREHP so there is a need to assess the degree to which goals have been achieved. California Sea Grant  (CASG) has been contracted by California Dept. of Fish and Wildlife to faciltiate a scientific review to assess the success of OREHP in meeting its goals. This review will be achieved by meeting these three objectives:

    1. Assemble a Science Advisory Committee (SAC) and expert sub-panels.
    2. Assemble information from Hubss Sea World Research Institute (HSWRI) and CDFW needed to perform an evaluation.
    3. Synthesize subpanel reviews, assist SAC with development of project evaluation and recommendations, & help SAC write report (by 08/17).
    • james (jim) eckman
      University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    • University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
    • theresa talley
      University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

    Co-principal Investigators

    • Nina Venuti
      University of California, San Diego, Scripps Institution of Oceanography