On January 1, 2012, Oregon will establish its first marine reserve situated a few miles south of the rural coastal community of Port Orford. Jeff Miles is a commercial fisherman, and he’s fished the site of the future reserve. He says, “It’s going to be great for the environment, the fish, but its going to hurt my pocket book…I still have mixed feelings after all this time.”
As the area moves towards gaining protected status, an unlikely partnership is emerging. Producer Jason Albert brings us our story. Have a listen.
Music credit: Rockfish River by TigerLily.