OREHP Advisory Panel


CDFW administers OREHP with advice from a 10-member Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel (OREAP). The OREAP consists of academic and management agency scientists, representatives of both commercial and recreational fishing groups, and the aquaculture industry. The OREAP provides assistance to the CDFW Director in establishing policy and direction for the OREHP. The annual budget for the OREHP is also determined jointly by the OREAP and CDFW.

Upcoming Meetings

The next OREAP meeting will be held on April 29, 2024 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Seal Beach office. A virtual option will also be available to those who cannot attend in person. For questions or meeting login information, please email OREHP@wildlife.ca.gov.

Ocean Resources Enhancement Advisory Panel Members and Alternates

Stakeholder Interest Group Member Alternate Member
Aquaculture Tony Vaught Dallas Weaver
Commercial Passenger Fishing Vessel Ken Franke Merit McCrea
Commercial Fishing Rob Ross Mike Kucura
Commercial Fishing Vacant Gary Burke
Public/Non-government Rachele Lopez Wendy Marshall
Sportfishing John Ballotti Keith Moret
Sportfishing Jim Hendricks Jojo Pemberton
Sportfishing Wayne Kotow John Riordan
Nonvoting Members Member Alternate Member
Department of Fish and Wildlife Kirsten Ramey N/A
California Sea Grant Luke Gardner N/A

Meeting Agendas

Meeting agendas and notes prior to November 2018 may be requested at OREHP@wildlife.ca.gov.

Meeting Notes

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