Pacific Ocean Conservation

Our fact sheets and other materials are easy-to-understand guides to many of the major fishery issues along the U.S. West Coast. For more in-depth details, view our letters to policy makers, testimony, and other reports.

Research & Analysis

  • Let’s Protect Deep-Sea Ocean Floor Habitat Along the U.S. West Coast

    Mention the word “coral,” and images of tropical reefs, sunlit waters, and palm trees are likely to come to mind. But scientists are discovering that some of the world’s most lush and vibrant coral gardens lie thousands of meters beneath the ocean’s surface, where the temperature can be frigid and the light absent. These cold-water corals are even found more than 3... Read More

  • The Bottom Line

    Lee Crockett's “Overfishing 101” blog provided an authoritative primer on federal fisheries policy. It also spotlighted historic milestones and celebrated success stories. His new series, “The Bottom Line,” will continue to explore fisheries management issues, while taking on other related subjects to provide a more in-depth look at the issues facing our ocean fish. With this blog, we hope... Read More

  • Conservation Voices: Q&A With Andrew Thurber

    Andrew Thurber remembers first being entranced by the ocean as a child. Scampering around the tide pools on family vacations to the Pacific Northwest, he was mesmerized by the fish, sea stars, and scuttling hermit crabs that gave him his first sense of the rich network of ocean life. Read More

Media Contact

Erik Robinson

Officer, Communications

503.230.1444