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Friday, October 9, 2009

Rethinking Ocean Management: POORT

You visited the Port of Port Orford. NOw, I'd like you to meet the real folks who work and manage the operations and are years ahead of many other places.  Tiny towns can teach big lessons.



 www.oceanresourceteam.org

The link above will put you in touch with the Port Orford Ocean Resource Team, their website, and their video explaining how the fishing industry in this tiny town is step-ahead in understanding and managing resources.

Enjoy. Let me know what you think.  Better yet, let the POORT know you appreciate their efforts.  These folks have been pro-active in preservation and in management of natural resources.

16 comments:

Polar Bear said...

Anything related to the water interests me and I shall check from time to time on the progress with this novel adventure. Ty for sharing. Polar Bearprobou

Renee said...

You should be a spokesperson for the place you live. You are always giving us such insight.

Glad you laughed.

Renee xoxo

Brian Miller said...

very cool. we take for granted many of our natural resouces. it is good to see someone taking a proactive approach. maybe there is something we can all learn there.

Carol @ TheWritersPorch said...

Rosaria, I agree with Renee, you should be an Ambassador for your area! Have a great weekend! xoxo

Monkey Man said...

The office front on their website is cool. Looks quaint. Thanks for sharing the site. We love taking care of our ocean here in Oregon. Does SOLV do work in your area?

potsoc said...

How refreshing. You mean some people do something without being told by the government, even in spite of it?

Midlife Jobhunter said...

Power of a blog - informing others of things we never might never have understood or had an awareness for - if I may end a sentence in a preposition.

Am thankful for those who work and volunteer in preservation projects.

Ribbon said...

Thank you... this is interesting.

Rosaria in answer to your question ... no Ribbon is not my birth name, but a nickname.

x Ribbon

Reya Mellicker said...

Thank you for this and for the series on this piece of your beautiful landscape.

Oregon is so progressive in so many ways! I find it encouraging especially when the prevailing sentiment is that we're all going to hell in a handbasket. Truth is, things used to be MUCH worse. We're learning, we are.

Happy Saturday, Rosaria!

the walking man said...

Now if they could replicate it for all of the huge ports on the coasts. They appear to be outstanding and forward prepared.

lakeviewer said...

Hi folks, thanks for stopping by. I found out Oregon was the first state to put in place bottle recycling. Governor Tom McCall started SOLV, and environmental/beach cleanup and watch program. A few times a year, volunteers comb the beaches and surrounding habitats cleaning them of human waste/pollutants. Volunteer organizations are responsible for many legislations that help us all relate responsibly with our environment. Just about everybody here recycles, reuses and composts. Even my daughter who never liked getting her hands dirty, (she is a musician, her hands and her voice are her instruments) has begun to grow things on her patio, buys locally grown produce, and supports local environmental groups to maintain healthy eco-systems. The transplants who do well are people who appreciate being responsible and fight to preserve habitats that are in danger.

Lori ann said...

We have a similiar environmental beach clean up thats been popular with the community, called Carpinteria Beautiful. All these things you mention, recycle, biking to work (or walking), seal watch, Surfrider Foundation, farmers market, they all promote pride in the community.
Thank you for pointing us to the POORT website and video. I learned so much. Fishing with only line and hook, no nets, it can't get anymore honest than that. I could hear the pride in every fisherman interviewed, they know this place and know what's best for it, now and in the future. Local management is the only way, I completely agree, I hope Port Orford keep showing the way and the rest of us are smart enough to follow.
p.s. i saw a stingray!

enchantedoak said...

Rosaria, I like the idea of "holistic ocean fishing"--it makes something in me puff up and say, "Look how wonderful humanity is!"
Love,Chris

ds said...

Thanks for sharing those links; I don't have time now, but I'll definitely be back to check them out. Meanwhile, there's something waiting for you on my blog whenever you have time.
http://thirdstoreywindow.blogspot.com

Woman in a Window said...

Thank goodness for stewards for a better world, you being one of them!
xo
erin

The Things We Carried said...

"we are dedicated to maintaining access to natural resources by people who are fishing selectively, while promoting sustainable fisheries and protecting marine biological diversity."

What's not to love about these guys!