The California Department of Fish and Wildlife (CDFW) administers the 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.
Meeting notes prior to April 2017 are informal and were not previously distributed to all present nor were they agreed upon by all as an accurate representation of the discussion.