Department of Agriculture,
Oregon Trawl Commission Chapter 656
Caption: Amending the basis for assessment
of trawl landings.
Order No.: OTC 1-2011
Filed with Sec. of
Certified to be
Rules Amended: 656-010-0000, 656-010-0010
Subject: For 2011, the Pacific Fishery Management Council
implemented a Groundfish trawl Rationalization Catch Share Program (GTRCSP).
The program allows trawl vessels to switch gear types and use pots and longline
gear to harvest species identified as part of the trawl quota.
assessment definition for trawl-landed quota “fish and shellfish taken
(produced) be ocean trawling” was sufficient to cover the activities of the
trawl fleet until the 2011 GTRCSP program. The GTRCSP program’s gear switching
provision makes it necessary to modify the definition to that all trawl quota
is treated equally for assessment purposes.
Rules Coordinator: Brad Pettinger—(541) 469-7830
(1) Ocean trawling is defined as using a trawl vessel
with a federal ‘A’ permit to harvest groundfish as identified by the Pacific
Fishery Management Council within the allotted trawl quota or by harvesting any
other species with a trawl net (e.g. pink shrimp, Pandalus jordani). The trawl
vessel uses a trawl net, other gear types, or any combination thereof in
(2) “Trawl Net” means a bag-shaped net composed of
wings, body, intermediate and cod-end section, held open by two boats, otter
boards, trawl doors, or a fixed beam frame commonly known as a “beam trawl”.
The cod-end section is the last 50 meshes of a trawl net. The intermediate
section is the next 50 meshes forward of the cod-end section.
(3) Other gear types are defined as pot and longline
Stat. Auth.: ORS 576
Stats. Implemented: ORS 576
Hist.: OTC 1-1981, f. & ef.
8-17-81; OTC 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-11
Any person who is a first purchaser as defined in ORS
Chapter 576 shall deduct and withhold an assessment at the rate of ½%
(0.5 percent) on the full amount of the delivered product of fish and shellfish
taken (produced) by ocean trawling. This assessment deduction shall be made
upon the boat portion of incoming revenue thereof, for fish and shellfish taken
(produced) by ocean trawling and delivered to an Oregon Port.
Stat. Auth: ORS 576
Stats. Implemented: ORS 576
Hist.: OTC 3, f. 12-18-63, ef.
1-1-64; OTC 4, f. 9-19-67, ef. 10-1-67; OTC 5, f. 3-19-69, ef. 4-1-69; OTC
1-1997, f. & cert. ef. 5-14-97; OTC 1-2001, f. 3-7-01, cert. ef. 4-1-01;
OTC 1-2011, f. & cert. ef. 11-30-11
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