Waypoints for Sport Fishing

Each fathom line, conservation area, and marine reserve is defined by a connecting series of waypoints (latitude and longitude). The waypoints are used for regulatory enforcement, while maps are provided for visual reference.

Depth-based area closures are used to control impacts to Pacific halibut and to overfished species in the sport groundfish fishery. For example, restricting the groundfish fishery to shallow waters is effective in reducing impacts to yelloweye rockfish, which tend to be found deeper than a targeted species like black rockfish.


Maps of Fathom Lines (listed north to south) (pdfs)

ORegon Marine Reserves rules, maps and coordinates