The Marine Resources Committee (MRC) is an advisory group to the Board of County Commissioners. MRC members are citizen volunteers committed to protecting and restoring marine habitats in our ecologically rich corner of the world.

General Meeting
Port of Port Townsend Commissioner's Building
Adult Pinto Abalone. Photo by Josh Bouma.

Pinto Abalone Speaker at April MRC Meeting

Guest speaker for the MRC's April 4 meeting is Bob Sizemore, WDFW wildlife biologist working with numerous partners on recovery of Pinto Abalone. See Agenda for more details.

Continued declines in Washington pinto abalone populations prompted the WDFW, University of Washington (UW), Puget Sound Restoration Fund and other partners to develop a captive breeding program, refine hatchery propagation techniques and conduct field experiments with juvenile outplanting. Come learn about this iconic species. Read more about their efforts here