Redfish Rocks & Island Rocks Rocky Shore



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About the Redfish Rocks & Island Rocks Rocky Shore Area

Description
Slightly south of Port Orford in Curry County, Oregon, lie both the six rock Redfish Rocks complex (approximately 2 miles northwest of Humbug Mountain) and Island rock, about 1.5 miles west of the mountain’s base. Redfish Rocks and Island Rock are both offshore of Humbug Mountain
  Designation
USFWS Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge (NWR).
     
Key Resources
There are seven species of seabirds breeding at Redfish Rocks including approximately 22,300 common murres and more than 600 cormorants. On Island Rock there are 11 species of seabirds breeding including more than 21,600 common murres, 1,000 cormorants, 1,500 western gulls, and 300 tufted puffins.
  What can you do here?
Submerged rocks are targeted for commercial urchin harvest; some commercial and recreational fishing (lingcod, Sebastes, etc.) in the waters adjacent to rocks. Access to all offshore rocks and islands is prohibited as they are part of the Oregon Islands NWR and are important habitat for seabirds and marine mammals.

Getting to the Rocky shore at Redfish Rocks & Island Rocks

By boat only. The closest boat launch is via the Port of Port Orford or the public boat launch (aka the 12th street boat ramp). Access to all offshore rocks and islands is prohibited as they are part of the Oregon Islands NWR and are important habitat for seabirds and marine mammals.


Who Owns this Site?
Submerged and submersible (intertidal) lands: Division of State Lands; rocks above Mean High Water: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
  Who Manages this Site?
Rocks are part of the Oregon Islands National Wildlife Refuge managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.


Data for the Redfish Rocks & Island Rocks Rocky Shore
[3 Records Listed]

Redfish Rocks & Island Rocks Rocky Shore GIS Data
Data Layer
Source
Scale
Year
Download
Ecotrust
100,000
2010
Ecotrust
100m
2010
ODFW
24,000
2010

[3 Records Listed]


Information compiled by Laurel Hillmann, NOAA Coastal Management Fellow, OPRD
 

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