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DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

 

DIVISION 4

COMMERCIAL FISHERIES OTHER THAN SALMON OR SHELLFISH

635-004-0003 [Renumbered to 635-004-0225]

635-004-0011 [Renumbered to 635-004-0425]

635-004-0012 [Renumbered to 635-004-0430]

635-004-0013 [Renumbered to 635-004-0435]

635-004-0014 [Renumbered to 635-004-0440]

635-004-0020 [Renumbered to 635-004-0215]

635-004-0021 [Renumbered to 635-004-0345]

635-004-0025 [Renumbered to 635-004-0220]

635-004-0026 [Renumbered to 635-004-0515]

635-004-0027 [Renumbered to 635-004-0450]

635-004-0035 [Renumbered to 635-004-0235]

635-004-0036 [Renumbered to 635-004-0365]

635-004-0042 [Renumbered to 635-004-0530]

635-004-0048 [Renumbered to 635-004-0280]

635-004-0050 [Renumbered to 635-004-0290]

635-004-0055 [Renumbered to 635-004-0595]

635-004-0060 [Renumbered to 635-004-0600]

635-004-0065 [Renumbered to 635-004-0605]

635-004-0066 [Renumbered to 635-004-0615]

635-004-0068 [Renumbered to 635-004-0620]

635-004-0070 [Renumbered to 635-004-0545]

635-004-0080 [Renumbered to 635-004-0635]

635-004-0085 [Renumbered to 635-004-0640]

635-004-0090 [Renumbered to 635-004-0645]

635-004-0125 [Renumbered to 635-004-0240]

635-004-0130 [Renumbered to 635-004-0245]

635-004-0135 [Renumbered to 635-004-0250]

635-004-0140 [Renumbered to 635-004-0255]

635-004-0145 [Renumbered to 635-004-0260]

635-004-0150 [Renumbered to 635-004-0265]

635-004-0160 [Renumbered to 635-004-0295]

635-004-0165 [Renumbered to 635-004-0340]

635-004-0170 [Renumbered to 635-004-0360]

General Regulations

635-004-0200

Organization

(1) This Division is organized into the following major finfish fishery sections:

(a) Groundfish Section, including the following fisheries:

(A) Trawl and Fixed Gear Groundfish Fisheries; and

(B) Black Rockfish / Blue Rockfish / Nearshore Fishery

(b) Coastal Pelagic Species and Smelt Species Section, including the following fisheries:

(A) Sardine Fishery;

(B) Inland Waters Herring Fishery;

(C) Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Fishery;

(D) Pacific Ocean Herring Fishery;

(E) Anchovy Fishery; and

(F) Smelt Fishery.

(c) Highly Migratory Species Section, including the following fisheries:

Albacore Tuna Fishery.

(d) Other Finfish Section, including the following fisheries:

(A) Halibut Fishery;

(B) Coastal Rivers Shad Fishery;

(C) Hagfish Fishery;

(D) Sturgeon Fishery;

(E) Surfperch Fishery;

(F) Minor Finfish Fisheries; and

(G) Intertidal Animal Fishery.

(2) Administrative rules OAR 635-004-0205 through OAR 635-004-0265 are general regulations, in addition to and not in lieu of regulations contained within the fishery sections listed in section (1) of this rule.

(3) Invertebrates and other marine animals not regulated in OAR Chapter 635, Division 004 are managed by regulations in OAR chapter 635, division 005.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0205

Licensing Requirements

In addition to the regulations contained in this Division, fishers should consult regulations contained in OAR chapter 635, division 006 and Oregon Revised Statutes Chapter 508 for licensing requirements and fee information.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129, 508.025, 508.035, 508.235, 508.260, 508.300, 508.306 & 508.312
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0210

Authority of Enforcement in Fishery Conservation Zone and Exclusive Economic Zone

(1) Pursuant to ORS 506.750 and ORS 506.755, regulations including but not limited to inspection of catch, methods of fishing, gear restrictions, seasons, closures and restricted areas are applicable in the Fishery Conservation Zone (0-50 nautical miles offshore of Oregon), and federal commercial fishing regulations are applicable in the Exclusive Economic Zone (3-200 nautical miles offshore of the United States).

(2) For the purposes of this rule, “Fishery Conservation Zone” means the zone between the mean high water mark of tidally influenced bodies of water of the state of Oregon to 50 nautical miles offshore of Oregon, as pursuant to ORS 506.755.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119, 506.129 & 506.755
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.501, 506.511, 506.521, 506.750 & 506.755
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0215

Definitions

As used in Division 004 regulations:

(1) “Animals living intertidally on the bottom” means any benthic animal with a natural range that includes intertidal areas, regardless of where harvest occurs, and includes but is not limited to, starfish, sea urchins, sea cucumbers, snails, bivalves, worms, coelenterates, and crabs except Dungeness crab.

(2) “Board” means the Commercial Fishery Permit Board.

(3) “Buy” includes offer to buy, barter, exchange or trade.

(4) “Coastal Pelagic Species” means all species of ocean food fish and shellfish defined as Coastal Pelagic Species in the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Coastal Pelagic Species and in the Federal Coastal Pelagic Species Regulations, Title 50, Part 660, and include:

(a) Jack mackerel (Trachurus symmetricus);

(b) Jack smelt (Atherinopsis californiensis);

(c) Krill (all species in order Euphausiacea);

(d) Market squid (Loligo opalescens);

(e) Northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax);

(f) Pacific herring (Clupea harengus pallasi);

(g) Pacific mackerel (Scomber japonicus); and

(h) Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax).

(5) "Commercial harvest cap" means the total fishery-related mortality for a given species, or species group, that may occur in a single calendar year in Oregon commercial fisheries.

(6) "Commercial landing cap" means the total landed catch of a given species, or species group, that may be taken in a single calendar year in Oregon commercial fisheries.

(7) “Commercial purposes” means taking food fish with any gear unlawful for angling, or taking or possessing food fish in excess of the limits permitted for personal use, or taking, fishing for, handling, processing, or otherwise disposing of or dealing in food fish with the intent of disposing of such food fish or parts thereof for profit, or by sale, barter or trade, in commercial channels, as specified in ORS 506.006.

(8) “Commission” means the State Fish and Wildlife Commission created by ORS 496.090.

(9) “Department” means the State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

(10) “Director” means the Director of the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife appointed pursuant to ORS 496.112.

(11) “Dive gear” means gear used while a fisher is submerged underwater in order to take food fish, and includes but is not limited to one or more of the following pieces of equipment: SCUBA or other surface supplied air source (hookah gear), dive mask, snorkel, air cylinders, weight belt, wetsuit and fins.

(12) “Exclusive Economic Zone” means the zone between 3-200 nautical miles offshore of the United States.

(13) “Fishing gear” means, as specified in ORS 506.006, any appliance or device intended for or capable of being used to take food fish for commercial purposes, and includes:

(a) “Fixed gear” means longline, trap or pot, setnet, and stationary hook-and-line gears;

(b) “Gillnet” has the meaning as set forth in OAR 635-042-0010;

(c) “Hook-and-line” means one or more hooks attached to one or more lines;

(d) “Lampara net” means a surrounding or seine net with the sections of netting made and joined to create bagging, and is hauled with purse rings;

(e) “Longline” means a stationary buoyed, and anchored groundline with hooks attached;

(f) “Mesh size” means the opening between opposing knots. Minimum mesh size means the smallest distance allowed between the inside of one knot to the inside of the opposing knot regardless of twine size;

(g) “Pot or trap” means a portable, enclosed device with one or more gates or entrances and one or more lines attached to surface floats;

(h) “Purse seine” means an encircling net that may be closed by a purse line threaded through the bottom of the net. Purse seine gear includes ring net, drum purse seine, and lampara nets;

(i) “Seine” means any non-fixed net other than a trawl net or gillnet and includes all types of purse seines;

(j) “Setline” means a bottom longline used in rivers and estuaries for targeting white sturgeon;

(k) “Set net” means a stationary, buoyed and anchored gillnet or trammel net which takes fish commonly by gilling and is not free to move or drift with the current or tide;

(l) “Spear” means a sharp, pointed, or barbed instrument on a shaft;

(m) “Trammel net” means a gillnet made with two or more walls joined to a common float line;

(n) “Trawl gear” means a cone or funnel-shaped net which is towed or drawn through the water by one or two vessels, and includes but is not limited to beam trawl, bobbin or roller trawl, bottom trawl, pelagic trawl and Danish and Scottish seine gear;

(o) “Troll” means fishing gear that consists of 1 or more lines that drag hooks with bait or lures behind a moving fishing vessel, and which lines are affixed to the vessel and are not disengaged from the vessel at any time during the fishing operation; and

(p) “Vertical hook and line” means a line attached to the vessel or to a surface buoy vertically suspended to the bottom by a weight or anchor, with hooks attached between its surface and bottom end.

(14) “Fishing trip” means a period of time between landings when fishing is conducted.

(15) “Food Fish” means any animal over which the State Fish and Wildlife Commission has jurisdiction, pursuant to ORS 506.036.

(16) “Groundfish” means all species of ocean food fish defined as groundfish in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan and in the Federal Groundfish Regulations, Title 50, Part 660 and includes:

(a) All species of rockfish, thornyheads, and scorpionfish that occur off Wahington, Oregon, or California (genera Sebastes, Scorpaena, Scorpaenodes, and Sebastolobus);

(b) Arrowtooth flounder (Atheresthes stomias);

(c) Big skate (Raja binoculata);

(d) Butter sole (Isopsetta isolepis);

(e) Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus);

(f) California skate (Raja inornata);

(g) Curlfin sole (Pleuronichthys decurrens);

(h) Dover sole (Microstomus pacificus);

(i) English sole (Parophrys vetulus);

(j) Finescale codling (Antimora microlepis);

(k) Flathead sole (Hippoglossoides elassodon);

(l) Kelp greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus);

(m) Leopard shark (Triakis semifasciata);

(n) Lingcod (Ophiodon elongatus);

(o) Longnose skate (Raja rhina);

(p) Pacific cod (Gadus macrocephalus);

(q) Pacific rattail (Coryphaenoides acrolepis);

(r) Pacific sanddab (Citharichthys sordidus);

(s) Pacific whiting (Merluccius productus);

(t) Petrale sole (Eopsetta jordani);

(u) Ratfish (Hydrolagus colliei);

(v) Rex sole (Glyptocephalus zachirus);

(w) Rock sole (Lepidopsetta bilineata);

(x) Sablefish (Anoplopoma fimbria);

(y) Sand sole (Psettichthys melanostictus);

(z) Soupfin shark (Galeorhinus zyopterus);

(aa) Spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias);

(bb) Starry flounder (Platichthys stellatus); and

(cc) Starry rockfish (Sebastes constellatus).

(17) “Harvest guideline” means a specified numerical harvest objective that is not a quota. Attainment of a harvest guideline does not automatically close a fishery.

(18) “Highly Migratory Species” means all species of ocean food fish defined as highly migratory species in the Fishery Management Plan for U.S. West Coast Fisheries for Highly Migratory Species and in the Federal Highly Migratory Species Regulations, Title 50, Part 660, and includes:

(a) Bigeye thresher shark (Alopias superciliosus);

(b) Bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus);

(c) Blue shark (Prionace glauca);

(d) Common thresher shark (Alopias vulpinus);

(e) Common Mola (Mola mola);

(f) Dorado (Coryphaena hippurus);

(g) Escolar (Lepidocybium flavobrunneum);

(h) Lancetfishes (Alepisauridae species);

(i) Louvar (Luvarus imperialis);

(j) North Pacific albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga);

(k) Northern bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus);

(l) Pacific swordfish (Xiphias gladius);

(m) Pelagic sting ray (Dasyetis violacea);

(n) Pelagic thresher shark (Alopias pelagicus);

(o) Shortfin mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus);

(p) Skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis);

(q) Striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax);

(r) Wahoo (Acathocybium solandri); and

(s) Yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares).

(19) “Inland waters” means all waters of the state except the Pacific Ocean.

(20) “Intertidal” means the area in Oregon coastal bays, estuaries, and beaches between mean extreme low water and mean extreme high water boundaries.

(21) “Land, landed, or landing” means either of the following:

(a) For fisheries where food fish were taken by use of a vessel, “land, landed or landing” means to begin transfer of food fish from a vessel. Once transfer begins, all food fish aboard the vessel are counted as part of that landing, except:

(A) Anchovies being held live on a vessel for the purpose of using for bait in that vessel’s commercial fishing operation; and

(B) For vessels participating in the federal trawl rationalization program, the portion of catch that is intended to be delivered to Washington or California is not considered part of that landing.

(b) For fisheries where food fish were taken without use of any vessel, “land, landed or landing” means to begin transfer of food fish from a harvester to a wholesale fish dealer, wholesale fish bait dealer, or food fish canner, under which the following provisions apply:

(A) When the harvester and the wholesale fish dealer, wholesale fish bait dealer, or food fish canner are the same person or entity, transfer occurs when the food fish arrive at the licensed premises of the wholesale fish dealer, wholesale fish bait dealer, or food fish canner; and

(B) Once transfer begins, all food fish from the harvest area are counted as part of that landing.

(22) “Length” or “Length Overall” of a vessel means the manufacturer’s specification of overall length, United States Coast Guard or Marine Board registered length documentation stating overall length or overall length as surveyed by a certified marine surveyor. In determining overall length, marine surveyors shall measure in a straight line parallel to the keel from the foremost part of the vessel to the aftermost part, excluding sheer and excluding bow sprits, boomkins, rudders aft of the transom, outboard motor brackets, or transom extensions such as a dive step or platform.

(23) “Length, total” of a fish is measured from the tip of the snout (mouth closed) to the tip of the tail (pinched together) without mutilation of the fish or the use of additional force to extend the length.

(24) “Nearshore species” includes (See ORS 506.011):

(a) Black and yellow rockfish (Sebastes chrysolmelas);

(b) Brown Irish lord (Hemilepidotus spinosus);

(c) Brown rockfish (Sebastes auriculatus);

(d) Buffalo sculpin (Enophrys bison);

(e) Cabezon (Scorpaenichthys marmoratus);

(f) Calico rockfish (Sebastes dalli);

(g) China rockfish (S. nebulosus);

(h) Copper rockfish (S. caurinus);

(i) Gopher rockfish (S. carnatus);

(j) Grass rockfish (S. rastelliger);

(k) Kelp greenling (Hexagrammos decagrammus);

(l) Kelp rockfish (Sebastes atrovirens);

(m) Olive rockfish (S. serranoides);

(n) Painted greenling (Oxylebius pictus);

(o) Quillback rockfish (Sebastes maliger);

(p) Red Irish lord (Hemilepidotus hemilepidotus);

(q) Rock greenling (Hexagrammos lagocephalus);

(r) Tiger rockfish (Sebastes nigrocinctus);

(s) Treefish (S. serriceps);

(t) Vermillion rockfish (S. miniatus); and

(u) Whitespotted greenling (Hexagrammos stelleri).

(25) “Ocean food fish” means all saltwater species of food fish except salmon, halibut, and shellfish whether found in fresh or salt water.

(26) “Other nearshore rockfish” includes:

(a) Black and yellow rockfish (Sebastes chrysolmelas);

(b) Brown rockfish (S. auriculatus);

(c) Calico rockfish (S. dalli);

(d) China rockfish (S. nebulosus);

(e) Copper rockfish (S. caurinus);

(f) Gopher rockfish (S. carnatus);

(g) Grass rockfish (S. rastelliger);

(h) Kelp rockfish (S. atrovirens);

(i) Olive rockfish (S. serranoides);

(j) Quillback rockfish (S. maliger); and

(k) Treefish (S. serriceps).

(27) “Pacific Ocean” means all water seaward of the end of the jetty or jetties of any river, bay, or tidal area, except the Columbia River boundary with the Pacific Ocean is as specified in OAR 635-003-0005, or all water seaward of the extension of the shoreline high watermark across the river, bay, or tidal area where no jetties exist.

(28) “Permit holder” means a person or entity that owns an individual permit or owns the vessel to which a vessel permit is attached. A lessee of a permit is not a permit holder.

(29) "Possession" means holding any food fish, shellfish or parts thereof in a person's custody or control.

(30) "Process or Processing" means fresh packaging requiring freezing of food fish, or any part thereof, or any type of smoking, reducing, loining, steaking, pickling or filleting.

(31) “Resident” means an actual bona fide resident of this state for at least one year, as specified in ORS 508.285.

(32) “Rockfish” includes all species in the following genera:

(a) Sebastes; and

(b) Sebastolobus.

(33) “Salmon” means all anadromous species of salmon, including but not limited to:

(a) Oncorhynchus gorbuscha, commonly known as humpback, humpies or pink salmon.

(b) Oncorhynchus keta, commonly known as chum or dog salmon.

(c) Oncorhynchus kisutch, commonly known as coho or silver salmon.

(d) Oncorhynchus nerka, commonly known as sockeye, red or blueback salmon.

(e) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha, commonly known as Chinook salmon.

(34) “Security interest” means an interest in a vessel or permit granted by the owner of the vessel or permit to a third party under a security agreement, pursuant to ORS Chapter 79, another state’s laws enacted to implement Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code or equivalent federal statutory provisions for federally documented vessels.

(35) “Sell” includes to offer or possess for sale, barter, exchange or trade.

(36) “Smelt” means all species in the family Osmeridae.

(37) “Take” means fish for, hunt, pursue, catch, capture or kill or attempt to fish for, hunt, pursue, catch, capture or kill.

(38) “Transport” means transport by any means, and includes offer or receive for transportation.

(39) “Trip limit” means the total amount of fish that may be taken and retained, possessed, or landed per vessel from a single fishing trip or cumulatively per unit of time. A vessel which has landed its cumulative or daily limit may continue to fish on the limit for the next legal period as long as the fish are not landed until the next period. Trip limits may be:

(a) “Bi-monthly cumulative trip limit” means the maximum amount of fish that may taken and retained, possessed or landed per vessel in specified bi-monthly periods. There is no limit on the number of landings or trips in each period, and periods apply to calendar months. The specified periods are as follows:

(A) Period 1: January through February;

(B) Period 2: March through April;

(C) Period 3: May through June;

(D) Period 4: July through August;

(E) Period 5: September through October; and

(F) Period 6: November through December.

(b) “Daily trip limit” means the maximum amount of fish that may be taken and retained, possessed or landed per vessel in 24 consecutive hours, starting at 00:01 hours local time. Only one landing of groundfish may be made in that 24-hour period;

(c) “Monthly trip limit” means the maximum amount of fish that may be taken and retained, possessed or landed per vessel during the first day through the last day of any calendar month.

(d) “Weekly trip limit” means the maximum amount of fish that may be taken and retained, possessed or landed per vessel in seven (7) consecutive days, starting at 00:01 hours local time on Sunday and ending at 24:00 hours local time on Saturday. Weekly trip limits may not be accumulated during multiple week trips. If a calendar week falls within two different months or two different cumulative limit periods, a vessel is not entitled to two separate weekly limits during that week.

(40) “Undue hardship” means death, serious illness requiring extended care by a physician, permanent disability, or other circumstances beyond the individual’s control.

(41) “Unlawful to buy” means that it is unlawful to buy, knowing or having reasonable cause to believe that the fish have been illegally taken or transported within this state, or unlawfully imported or otherwise unlawfully brought into this state.

(42) “Vessel” means any floating craft, powered, towed, rowed or otherwise propelled which is used for landing or taking food fish for commercial purposes, and has the same meaning as ‘boat’ as specified in ORS 506.006.

(43) “Vessel operator” means the person onboard a fishing vessel who is responsible for leading a fishing vessel in fishing or transit operations, and who signs the corresponding fish ticket from that fishing trip. A vessel operator may be a vessel owner or permit holder or both, individual hired to operate a vessel, or lessee of a vessel, permit or both. Although more than one person may physically operate a vessel during a fishing trip or transit, there may only be one person identified as a vessel operator (commonly referred to as a captain or skipper) on a fishing vessel during any one fishing trip or transit.

(44) “Vessel owner” means any ownership interest in a vessel, including interests arising from partnerships, corporations, limited liability corporations, or limited liability partnerships. A vessel owner does not include a leasehold interest.

(45) “Waters of this state” means all waters over which the State of Oregon has jurisdiction, or joint or other jurisdiction with any other state or government, including waters of the Pacific Ocean and all bays, inlets, lakes, rivers and streams within or forming the boundaries of this state.

(46) “Week” means the period beginning at 00:01 hours local time on Sunday and ending at 24:00 hours local time on the following Saturday.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162, 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FC 246, f. 5-5-72, ef. 5-15-72; FWC 37, f. & ef. 1-23-76, Renumbered from 625-010-0545; FWC 49-1979, f. & ef. 11-1-79, Renumbered from 635-036-0270; FWC 10-1983, f. & ef. 3-1-83; FWC 1-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 1-4-85; FWC 5-1985, f. & ef. 2-19-85; FWC 17-1987(Temp), f. & ef. 5-7-87; FWC 103-1988, f. 12-29-88, cert. ef. 1-1-89; FWC 28-1989(Temp), f. 4-25-89, cert. ef. 4-26-89; FWC 130-1990, f. 12-31-90, cert. ef. 1-1-91; FWC 67-1991, f. 6-25-91, cert. ef. 7-1-91; FWC 21-1992(Temp), f. 4-7-92, cert. ef. 5-1-92; FWC 141-1991, f. 12-31-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92; FWC 21-1992(Temp), f. 4-7-92, cert. ef. 5-1-92; FWC 36-1992, f. 5-26-92, cert. ef. 5-27-92; FWC 6-1993, f. 1-28-93, cert. ef. 2-1-93; FWC 95-1994, f. 12-28-94, cert. ef. 1-1-95; FWC 45-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-95; FWC 71-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 32-2005(Temp), f. 4-29-05, cert. ef. 5-1-05 thru 10-27-05; DFW 70-2005, f. & cert. ef. 7-8-05; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; DFW 156-2009, f. 12-29-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; Renumbered from 635-004-0020, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12; DFW 32-2013, f. & cert. ef. 5-14-13; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-004-0220

Closed Season and Areas

(1) It is unlawful to take for commercial purposes, the following from Special Regulation Marine Areas described in the “Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations:”

(a) Shellfish and invertebrates in designated Marine Garden areas.

(b) Shellfish and invertebrates in designated Intertidal and Subtidal Research Reserves.

(c) Fish, shellfish and invertebrates in designated Habitat Refuges.

(d) Fish, shellfish and invertebrates from 1000 feet around and including Pyramid Rock from May 1 through August 31.

(2) It is unlawful to move any vessel within 500 feet of the main rocks in Three Arch Rocks National Wildlife Refuge from May 1 through September 15.

(3) It is unlawful to take ocean food fish for commercial purposes during the following seasons and areas:

(a) As provided in these rules or in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50 Part 660; and

(b) From Oregon coastal bays, the Oregon estuary waters of the Columbia River, or from or within 200 yards of any man-made structures. This closure does not apply to:

(A) Ocean food fish taken in specific fisheries established by rule allowing harvest in inland waters, but only during the times and areas specified in those fishery’s regulations;

(B) Ocean food fish taken to be sold or used for scientific or educational purposes, or for live public display;

(C) Pacific herring, Pacific sardine (pilchard), anchovies, and shad that are taken by hook-and-line and sold as bait; or to

(D) Pacific herring, Pacific sardine (pilchard), anchovies, and shad that are taken by beach seine in the Umpqua estuary and sold as bait.

(c) All species other than those whose harvest is authorized under these rules must be immediately returned to the water unharmed.

(4) The following areas have additional closures and prohibitions as specified in ORS Chapter 511, and fishers should consult these regulations before fishing in these areas:

(a) Coastal Streams Areas;

(b) Columbia River Area;

(c) Rogue River Area;

(d) Curry County Area;

(e) Coos, Douglass and Lane County Areas;

(f) Nestucca, Netarts and Tillamook Bay Areas; and

(g) Willamette River Area.

(5) Marine Reserves and Marine Protected Areas within Oregon’s Territorial Sea have been established and fishers should consult regulations in OAR Division 012 regarding fishing and transit restrictions.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: FC 246, f. 5-5-72, ef. 5-15-72; FWC 38, f. & ef. 1-23-76, Renumbered from 625-010-0550; FWC 8-1979, f. 3-1-79, ef. 3-2-79; FWC 9-1979(Temp), f. & ef. 3-5-79 through 3-31-79; FWC 50-1979, f. & ef. 11-1-79, Renumbered from 635-036-0275; FWC 95-1994, f. 12-28-95, cert. ef. cert. ef. 1-1-95; FWC 71-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; DFW 97-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 63-2002(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 6-18-02 thru 12-14-02; DFW 103-2002(Temp), f. 9-13-02 cert. ef. 9-14-02 thru 9-30-02; DFW 115-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-21-02; DFW 135-2002, f. 12-23-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 91-2009, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-09; DFW 157-2010, f. 12-6-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; Renumbered from 635-004-0025, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 151-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13

635-004-0225

Bait Restrictions

It is unlawful to use lamprey as bait in any commercial fishery.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, ORS 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.126 & 506.306
Hist.: DFW 24-2005, f. 4-15-05, cert. ef. 5-1-05; Renumbered from 635-004-0003, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0230

Same Trip Recreational and Commercial Fishing – When Unlawful

(1) It is unlawful for a vessel licensed pursuant to ORS 508.260 to be used to fish recreationally and commercially on the same fishing trip.

(2) Recreational fishing gear is legal to use in commercial fisheries provided it complies with the provisions specified in OAR 635-004-0235.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0235

Fishing Gear

(1) This regulation lists a complete set of legal gear types and associated general restrictions to take ocean food fish and Pacific halibut in the fisheries specified in this Division. However, most individual fishery sections in this Division contain additional gear regulations specific to those fisheries. Fishers should consult the specific section of the fishery they are interested in for additional regulations.

(2) It is unlawful to possess, deploy, haul, or carry on board a fishing vessel any fishing gear not listed in section (3) of this rule, or fishing gear not in compliance with the restrictions listed in section (4) of this rule, unless such gear is the gear of another vessel that has been retrieved at sea and made inoperable or stowed in a manner not capable of being fished. The disposal at sea of such gear is prohibited by Annex V of the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution From Ships, 1973 (Annex V of MARPOL 73/78).

(3) It is unlawful to take food fish for commercial purposes by any means except:

(a) Hook-and-line gear, including, but not limited to handline, pole-and-line, reel-and-line and pole-reel-and-line;

(b) Longlines and vertical hook and lines are permitted in the ocean;

(c) Pots or traps are permitted in the ocean;

(d) Dipnets of hoop or A-frame design;

(e) Troll gear is permitted in the ocean;

(f) Seines are permitted in the ocean for ocean food fish other than groundfish and for the taking of herring, sardine, and anchovy from the following inland waters:

(A) Columbia River westerly of the U.S. Highway 101 Astoria Bridge across the Columbia River;

(B) Tillamook Bay;

(C) Yaquina Bay;

(D) Alsea Bay;

(E) Winchester Bay; and

(F) Coos Bay.

(g) Trawl gear is permitted in the ocean for ocean food fish;

(A) Trawl gear may not be used with any other gear type on a single fishing trip.

(B) Trawl gear must meet the specifications specified in the Code of Federal Regulations Title 50, Section 660.130.

(h) Set nets with an experimental gear permit pursuant to OAR 635-006-0020; or

(i) Spear.

(4) Longline, vertical hook-and-line and pot gear which is fixed or anchored to the bottom or drifting unattached to the vessel have the following restrictions:

(a) Gear shall not be left unattended for more than seven days;

(b) Longline and pot gear shall be marked at the surface at each terminal end with a pole, flag, light, radar reflector, and a buoy showing clear identification of the owner or vessel operator;

(c) Vertical hook-and-line gear that is closely tended may be marked only with a single buoy of sufficient size to float the gear. “Closely tended” means that a vessel is within visual sighting distance or within 1/4 nautical mile as determined by electronic navigational equipment, of its vertical hook-and-line gear; and

(d) Pot gear used for other than Dungeness crab or hagfish shall have biodegradable escape panels constructed with #21 or smaller, untreated cotton twine in such manner that an opening of at least eight inches in diameter will result when the twine deteriorates.

(5) A buoy used to mark fixed gear under subsection (3)(b) of this rule must be marked with a number clearly identifying the owner or vessel operator. The number may be either:

(a) If required by applicable state law, the vessel’s number, the commercial fishing license number, or buoy brand number; or

(b) The vessel documentation number issued by the U.S. Coast Guard, or, for an undocumented vessel, the vessel registration number issued by the state.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: FC 246, f. 5-5-72, ef. 5-15-72, Renumbered from 625-010-0555; FWC 166, f. & ef. 12-23-77; FWC 34-1979, f. & ef. 8-22-79, Renumbered from 635-036-0280; FWC 10-1983, f. & ef. 3-1-83; FWC 103-1988, f. 12-29-88, cert. ef. 1-1-89; FWC 123-1989, f. 12-19-89, cert. ef. 1-1-90; FWC 112-1990, f. 10-3-90, cert. ef. 10-5-90; FWC 141-1991, f. 12-31-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92; FWC 45-1995, f. & cert. ef. 6-1-95; FWC 51-1995, f. 6-16-95, cert. ef. 6-19-95; FWC 71-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; DFW 157-2010, f. 12-6-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; Renumbered from 635-004-0035, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Far Offshore Fishery

635-004-0240

Fishery Defined

"Far Offshore Fishery" means a fishery where the fish are taken outside the United States 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.119 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 109-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-27-91; FWC 10-1992, f. 2-26-92, cert. ef. 2-27-92; Renumbered from 635-004-0125, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0245

Commercial Vessel License - Right to Land Fish

Fish taken in a far offshore fishery which may be lawfully imported into this state from a foreign nation or from another state, may be landed in this state, provided Oregon commercial fishing license requirements and the provisions contained in OAR 635-004-0250 through 635-004-0265 have been met.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 109-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-27-91; FWC 10-1992, f. 2-26-92, cert. ef. 2-27-92; Renumbered from 635-004-0130, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0250

Declaration

(1) The vessel operator of any vessel participating in the far offshore fishery intending to land fish or fish products in Oregon shall notify the Department of any such fishing trip at least 48 hours prior to leaving port by writing to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife, 2040 SE Marine Science Drive, Newport, OR 97365, or by calling 541-867-4741 during regular business hours Monday through Friday. Such declaration shall include the area to be fished and the intended port of landing, including the identification of the processor to whom delivery will be made.

(2) In addition, 24 hours or more prior to landing, the vessel operator shall notify the Department, at the telephone number listed above, during regular business hours, or the Oregon State Police at other times, telephone number 1-800-452-7888, of the following:

(a) Vessel name and documentation number;

(b) Estimated time of arrival;

(c) Port of landing;

(d) Processor's location; and

(e) Estimated weight of fish on board.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 109-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-27-91; FWC 10-1992, f. 2-26-92, cert. ef. 2-27-92; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; Renumbered from 635-004-0135, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0255

Compliance Evidence

It shall be the responsibility of the vessel operator to maintain a navigation plotting record of any far offshore fishing trip, and such record shall be available for inspection by any person authorized to enforce the commercial fishing laws of Oregon. Such record shall be maintained for 30 days following any such fishing trip.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 109-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-27-91; FWC 10-1992, f. 2-26-92, cert. ef. 2-27-92; Renumbered from 635-004-0140, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0260

Trip Limit

Except for the licensing requirements provided in OAR 635-004-0245, there are no trip limits or landing restrictions for fish or fish products taken in the far offshore fishery.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 109-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-27-91; FWC 10-1992, f. 2-26-92, cert. ef. 2-27-92; Renumbered from 635-004-0145, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0265

Fishing Within 200-Mile Fishery Zone — When Unlawful

It is unlawful for the operator of any vessel to fish in or land fish from the 200-mile Exclusive Economic Zone or from state waters during any trip for which a declaration to participate in the far offshore fishery has been made.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.109, 506.119, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: FWC 109-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-27-91; FWC 10-1992, f. 2-26-92, cert. ef. 2-27-92; Renumbered from 635-004-0150, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Groundfish Section

635-004-0270

Organization of Rules

Administrative rules contained in OAR 635-004-0275 through 635-004-0280 shall apply to all fisheries in the Groundfish Section, and are in addition to and not in lieu of Division 004, General Regulations contained in OAR 635-004-0200 through 635-004-0265. The Groundfish Section includes regulations for Trawl and Fixed Gear groundfish fisheries, and the Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0275

Scope, Inclusion, and Modification of Rules

(1) The commercial groundfish fishery in the Pacific Ocean off Oregon is jointly managed by the state of Oregon and the federal government through the Pacific Fishery Management Council process. The Code of Federal Regulations provides federal requirements for this fishery, including but not limited to the time, place, and manner of taking groundfish. However, additional regulations may be promulgated subsequently by publication in the Federal Register, and these supersede, to the extent of any inconsistency, the Code of Federal Regulations. Therefore, the following publications are incorporated into Oregon Administrative Rule by reference:

(a) Code of Federal Regulations, Part 660, Subparts C, D, E and F (October 1, 2013 ed.);

(b) Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 2, dated January 3, 2013 (78 FR 580).

(2) Persons must consult the federal regulations in addition to Division 004 to determine all applicable groundfish fishing requirements. Where federal regulations refer to the fishery management area, that area is extended from shore to three nautical miles from shore coterminous with the Exclusive Economic Zone.

(3) The Commission may adopt additional or modified regulations that are more conservative than federal regulations, in which case Oregon Administrative Rule takes precedence. See OAR 635-004-0205 through 635-004-0235 and 635-004-0280 through 635-004-0365 for additions or modifications to federal groundfish regulations.

(4) Notwithstanding the regulations defined in section (1) of this rule, the National Marine Fisheries Service, by means of Federal Register/Vol.78, No. 232/Tuesday, December 3, 2013, announced inseason actions and management measures effective December 3, 2013, including but not limited to: 1) Changes to limited entry fixed gear and open access fixed gear sablefish DTL fishery trip limits for Period 6, 2013 and 2) Changes to limited entry fixed gear and open access fixed gear sablefish DTL fishery trip limits for Periods 1-6, 2014.

(5) Notwithstanding the regulations defined in section (1) of this rule, the National Marine Fisheries Service, by means of Federal Register/Vol.79, No. 74/Thursday, April 17, 2014, announced in-season adjustments to Pacific Coast Commercial Limited Entry Trawl Fishery regulations effective April 17, 2014, including but not limited to trawl RCA adjustments.

(6) Notwithstanding the regulations defined in section (1) of this rule, the National Marine Fisheries Service, by means of Federal Register/Vol.79, No. 92/Tuesday, May 13, 2014, announced coordinate corrections to the Rockfish Conservation Area (RCA) boundary regulations that published in the Federal Register on April 17, 2014; the correcting amendment is effective May 13, 2014.

(7) Notwithstanding the regulations defined in section (1) of this rule, the National Marine Fisheries Service, by means of Federal Register/Vol.79, No. 95/Friday, May 16, 2014, announced corrections to the 2014 shorebased trawl allocations for several species in the shorebased trawl allocation table; this correcting amendment is effective May 15, 2014.

(8) Notwithstanding the regulations defined in section (1) of this rule, the National Marine Fisheries Service, by means of Federal Register/Vol.79, No. 143/Friday, July 25, 2014, announced inseason actions effective July 25, 2014, including but not limited to changes to limited entry fixed gear and open access fixed gear sablefish DTL fishery trip limits for periods 4, 5, and 6, 2014.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162, 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 78-2012(Temp), f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12 thru 10-27-12; DFW 106-2012(Temp), f. 8-15-12, cert. ef. 9-1-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-3-13; DFW 96-2013(Temp), f. 8-27-13, cert. ef. 9-1-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 132-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-9-13 thru 6-7-14; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; DFW 34-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-23-14 thru 9-30-14; DFW 109-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-4-14 thru 12-31-14

635-004-0280

Maintaining Records of Cumulative Catch

Vessels landing groundfish under a cumulative catch limit shall keep copies of fish landing receipts on board for inspection by authorized enforcement officials for a minimum of 90 days from date of delivery. Receipts shall be signed and dated by both the dealer representative and vessel operator. Fish landing receipts may be in the form of Department Fish Receiving Tickets; fish dealer "dock tickets" identified with official dealer logo's or other identifying letterhead; or official Fish Receiving Tickets from other states.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 141-1991, f. 12-31-91, cert. ef. 1-1-92; FWC 36-1992, f. 5-26-92, cert. ef. 5-27-92; FWC 95-1994, f. 12-28-94, cert. ef. 1-1-95; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; Renumbered from 635-004-0048, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Trawl and Fixed Gear Groundfish Fisheries

635-004-0285

Fisheries Defined

"Trawl and Fixed Gear Groundfish Fisheries" means the commercial fisheries for groundfish species as defined in the Pacific Coast Groundfish Fishery Management Plan and in the Federal Groundfish Regulations, Title 50 Part 660, using trawl and fixed gear as defined in OAR 635-004-0215.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0290

Logbook Required

(1) The Department shall make available a logbook to each licensed commercial fishing vessel from which groundfish are taken by means of trawl (including a shrimp trawl net), longline, hook-and-line, or pot gear.

(2) The vessel operator of such vessel is responsible for maintaining the logbook in an accurate and truthful manner and in accordance with the instructions contained therein.

(3) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department or the Oregon State Police, the vessel operator shall permit examination and transcription of information of such logbook.

(4) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department, the vessel operator shall surrender a legible copy of such logbook.

(5) Information so received by the Department shall be considered as confidential.

(6) Logbooks shall be completed for a fishing trip within one week of landing.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129 &506.450 through 506.465
Hist.: FC 246, f. 5-5-72, ef. 5-15-72, Renumbered from 625-010-0570; FWC 34-1979, f. & ef. 8-22-79, Renumbered from 635-036-0295; FWC 15-1984, f. & ef. 4-5-84; DFW 38-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-24-99; DFW 135-2002, f. 12-23-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 120-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; Renumbered from 635-004-0050, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Black Rockfish, Blue Rockfish and Nearshore Fishery

635-004-0295

Fishery Defined

"Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery" means the commercial fishery for black rockfish (Sebastes melanops), blue rockfish (Sebastes mystinus) and nearshore species as defined in OAR 635-004-0215.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129, 506.450 through 506.465
Hist.: DFW 112-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-03; Renumbered from 635-004-0160, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0300

Requirement for Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit

(1) Except as provided in OAR 635-004-0360, it is unlawful to take, land or possess black or blue rockfish without a Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish Permit or black rockfish, blue rockfish or nearshore species without a Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish or Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish with a Nearshore Endorsement Permit pursuant to ORS 508.945.

(2) It is unlawful for a wholesaler, canner or buyer to buy or receive black rockfish, blue rockfish or other nearshore species taken in the Black Rockfish / Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery from a vessel for which the permit required by section (1) of this rule has not been issued.

(3) A Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit required by section (1) of this rule is in addition to and not in lieu of the commercial fishing and vessel license required by ORS 508.235 and ORS 508.260.

(4) No vessel may hold more than one Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit at any one time.

(5) Unless otherwise provided, Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish /Nearshore Permits must be purchased by January 1 of the year the permit is sought for renewal.

(6) Applications for Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permits shall be in such form and contain such information as the Department may prescribe. Proof of length of vessel may be required at the time of application.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129, 506.306 & 508.945
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0305

Permit Fee

(1) The annual fee for a Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit is $100.00 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee). See ORS 508.949.

(2) A fee of $100.00 shall be charged for each transfer of participation rights under OAR 635-004-0330. See ORS 508.957.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.119 & 508.949
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0310

Eligibility Requirements for a Permit

(1) Vessel owners must meet eligibility requirements for a Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit established in ORS 508.947.

(2) An individual is eligible to obtain a Black Rockfish / Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Permit required by OAR 635-004-0300:

(a) By renewal of the previous year’s permit as specified in OAR 635-004-0320; or

(b) Through the lottery if a lottery is held in accordance with OAR 635-004-0325.

(3) In making determinations regarding issuance or renewal of a Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit, the Department and the Commercial Fishery Permit Board may consider as evidence of permit qualifications or requirements Department records and such receipts, accounts, contracts and other business records of private parties as the Department or the Board considers reliable evidence of the qualifications or requirements in question.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.947
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 151-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13

635-004-0315

Review of Denials

(1) An individual whose application for issuance, renewal or transfer of a Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit established pursuant to OAR 635-004-0300, 635-004-0320 and 635-004-0330 is denied may make written request to the Board for review of the denial. The procedure for requesting review and the applicable standard of review of denial for a Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit shall be pursuant to ORS 508.960.

(2) The Board may delegate to the Department its authority to waive requirements for renewal of permits in the Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery in such specific instances as the Board sets forth in a Letter of Delegation to the Department.

(3) The Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery requires a $125 non-refundable application fee for Board review. However, if the Board grants the applicant’s request, the non-refundable fee shall apply toward the permit fee.

(4) Orders issued by the Board are not subject to review by the Commission, but may be appealed as provided in ORS 183.480 to 183.550.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.960
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0320

Renewal of Permit

(1) Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permits may be renewed the following year:

(a) By submitting a $100.00 fee (plus $2.00 license agent fee) and a complete application to the Department date-stamped or postmarked by January 1 of the year the permit is sought for renewal; and

(b) If the provisions specified in ORS 508.957 have been met.

(2) An application for renewal of a Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit shall be considered complete if it is legible, has all information requested in the form, and is accompanied by the required fee in full.

(3) Permits issued under this rule expire on December 31 of each year. If an owner of a vessel with a permit does not submit a complete renewal application by January 1 of the permit year sought, the owner may renew the permit by submitting a complete renewal application after January 1 but before April 1 of the permit year sought if the owner pays a $150.00 late fee in addition to the fee required under section (1)(a) of this rule.

(4) It is the responsibility of the permittee to ensure that an application is complete and is filed in a timely manner. Failure of the Department to return an application for incompleteness or of an individual to receive a returned application may not be grounds for treating the application as having been filed in a timely and complete manner.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129, 506.306 & 508.945
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-004-0325

Lottery for Limited Entry Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permits

(1) If the number of permits issued in accordance with OAR 635-004-0300 falls below 80 for Black Rockfish and Blue Rockfish Permits or 50 permits for Black Rockfish and Blue Rockfish Permits with a Nearshore Endorsement, the Department in the next succeeding calendar year may issue Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permits by a lottery system pursuant to ORS 508.955. However, the total number of permits issued may not exceed 80 for Black Rockfish and Blue Rockfish Permits or 50 Black Rockfish and Blue Rockfish Permits with a Nearshore Endorsement.

(2) A vessel may qualify for the lottery if the vessel:

(a) Has a boat licensed issued pursuant to ORS 508.260 for the current year; and

(b) Had a boat license issued pursuant to ORS 508.260 for the previous year.

(3) Each applicant for a permit lottery shall complete the application form prescribed by the Department.

(4) Application for vessel permits shall only be accepted for vessels, which, in the judgment of the Department, are capable of operating the gear necessary to legally participate in the fishery. Vessels of a size or design incapable of harvesting the permitted species are not eligible for the lottery.

(5) Only one application per vessel may be submitted for each permit lottery.

(6) Any application which is not legible, has incomplete information, or is postmarked after the deadline may not be entered in the lottery. Applications for all permits will be accepted at the Salem headquarters office of the Department, and shall be postmarked or date stamped no later than March 31 of the year for which the permit is issued.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.955
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0330

Transferability of Permits

(1) Any transfer of a permit away from a vessel without the written consent of each person holding a security interest in such vessel is void.

(2) Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit holders may transfer a permit pursuant to ORS 508.957.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.957
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0335

Logbook Required

(1) The Department shall make available a logbook to each vessel owner that has a Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit.

(2) Each vessel owner is responsible for maintaining the logbook in an accurate and truthful manner and in accordance with the instructions contained therein.

(3) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department or the Oregon State Police, the vessel owner shall permit examination and transcription of such logbook.

(4) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department, the vessel owner shall surrender a legible copy of such logbook.

(5) Information so received by the Department shall be considered confidential.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.953
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0340

Fishing Gear

(1) Except as provided in OAR 635-004-0360, it is unlawful to take Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery species by any means other than:

(a) Hook-and-line gear; or

(b) Pot gear may be used if a Developmental Fisheries Permit for nearshore species using pot gear was issued in 2003. Pot gear shall be limited to a maximum of 35 pots.

(2) It is unlawful to take black rockfish, blue rockfish, or nearshore species using dive gear.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: DFW 112-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-03; Renumbered from 635-004-0165, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0345

Length Limits

The minimum length limit for rockfish, greenling, and cabezon taken for commercial purposes by means of non-trawl fishing gear is 12 inches for grass, China, copper, and quillback rockfish and greenling, and 16 inches for cabezon.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 97-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 117-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-21-02; Renumbered from 635-004-0021, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12

635-004-0350

Harvest and Landing Caps

(1) The commercial harvest caps for black rockfish and cabezon are:

(a) Black rockfish: 139.2 metric tons; and

(b) Cabezon: 30.2 metric tons.

(2) The commercial landing caps for black rockfish, blue rockfish and other nearshore species are:

(a) Black rockfish, 137.9 metric tons;

(b) Black rockfish and blue rockfish combined: 141.9 metric tons;

(c) Other nearshore rockfish, 14.3 metric tons;

(d) Cabezon, 30.0 metric tons; and

(e) Greenling, 23.4 metric tons.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 151-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-004-0355

Trip Limits

(1) The trip limits outlined in this rule are set at the beginning of each calendar year based on commercial harvest caps and projected fishing effort, and are subject to in-season adjustments and closures. Fishers should refer to Nearshore Commercial Fishery Industry Notices on the Marine Resources Program Commercial Fishing Rules and Regulations webpage for the most up-to-date information regarding trip limits and other regulations affecting the Nearshore Commercial Fishery.

(2) For black and blue rockfish combined, vessels with a Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery Permit, with or without a Nearshore Endorsement, may land no more than the following cumulative trip limits:

(a) 1000 pounds in period 1;

(b) 1200 pounds in period 2;

(c) 1700 pounds in period 3;

(d) 2,100 pounds in period 4;

(e) 2,100 pounds in period 5; and

(f) 1,800 pounds in period 6.

(3) For all other nearshore species, vessels with a Black Rockfish / Blue Rockfish / Nearshore Fishery Permit with Nearshore Endorsement may land no more than the following cumulative trip limits in each period:

(a) 700 pounds of other nearshore rockfish combined;

(b) 1,500 pounds of cabezon; and

(c) 350 pounds of greenling species.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 79-2012(Temp), f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12 thru 12-27-12; DFW 118-2012(Temp), f. 9-10-12, cert. ef. 9-11-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 141-2012(Temp), f. 10-31-12, cert. ef. 11-1-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 151-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 99-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-9-13 thru 12-31-13; Administrative correction, 2-5-14; DFW 101-2014(Temp), f. 7-23-14, cert. ef. 8-1-14 thru 12-31-14; DFW 147-2014(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-13-14 thru 12-31-14

635-004-0360

Incidental Catch in Other Fisheries

A vessel may land black rockfish, blue rockfish, and nearshore species without a permit or endorsement required by OAR 635-004-0300 if the vessel operator:

(1) For only one landing per day, lands no more than 15 pounds of a combination of black rockfish, blue rockfish and nearshore species, as defined in OAR 635-004-0215, and if the black rockfish, blue rockfish and nearshore species:

(a) Make up 25 percent or less of the total poundage of the landing; and

(b) Are taken with legal groundfish fishing gear.

(2) Operates a vessel that holds a valid Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish Permit without a Nearshore Endorsement and:

(a) For only one landing per day, lands no more than 15 pounds of nearshore species, as defined in OAR 635-004-0215;

(b) The nearshore species make up 25 percent or less of the total poundage of the landing; and

(c) The nearshore species are taken with gear that is legal to use in the Black Rockfish/Blue Rockfish/Nearshore Fishery.

(3) Operates a vessel in the ocean troll salmon fishery pursuant to ORS 508.801 to 508.825 and the vessel lands black rockfish, blue rockfish or a combination of black and blue rockfish in the same landing in which the vessel lands a salmon under the permit required by 508.801 to 508.825. The black and blue rockfish landed under this subsection must be landed dead. A vessel that lands black rockfish or blue rockfish under this section may land up to 100 pounds of black and blue rockfish in aggregate, per landing. When the aggregate incidental catch of black and blue rockfish in the salmon troll fishery reaches 3,000 pounds in a calendar year, a vessel that lands black rockfish or blue rockfish under this section may not land more than 15 pounds of black and blue rockfish in aggregate, per trip.

(4) Operates a vessel in the west coast groundfish trawl fishery pursuant to federal regulations and lands no more than 1,000 pounds of black and blue rockfish in aggregate per calendar year, and if the black and blue rockfish:

(a) Make up 25 percent or less of the total poundage of each landing; and

(b) Are landed dead.

(5) Is a nonprofit aquarium or has contracted with a nonprofit aquarium to land black rockfish, blue rockfish or nearshore fish for the purpose of displaying or conducting research on the black rockfish, blue rockfish or nearshore fish.

(6) Does not exceed trip limits as established in OAR 635-004-0355, and 635-004-0365.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 112-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-03; DFW 138-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 123-2007(Temp), f. 11-26-07, cert. ef. 11-28-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 128-2007, f. 12-13-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; Renumbered from 635-004-0170, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

635-004-0365

Black Rockfish Management Areas

In addition to catch restrictions set forth in the Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50 Part 660, OAR 635-004-0355 and 635-004-0360, the following trip limit applies to black rockfish taken with all commercial gears except trawl:

(1) It is unlawful to take or retain more than 300 pounds of black rockfish per vessel from a single fishing trip within one of the following areas:

(a) Tillamook Head (45°56'45" N latitude) to Cape Lookout (45°20'15" N latitude);

(b) Cascade Head (45°03'50" N latitude) to Cape Perpetua (44°18' N latitude);

(c) From a point (43°30' N latitude), approximately 8 1/2 nautical miles north of the Coos Bay north jetty, to a point (43°03' N latitude) adjacent to the mouth of Four-mile Creek;

(d) Mack Arch (42°13'40" N latitude) to the Oregon-California border (42°00' N latitude).

(2) No vessel shall take, retain, possess, or land more than the allowed trip limit when fishing occurs for any species of fish within one of these restricted areas.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 117-2002, f. & cert. ef. 10-21-02; DFW 128-2003, f. 12-15-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 155-2009, f. 12-28-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; Renumbered from 635-004-0036, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Coastal Pelagic and Smelt Species Section

635-004-0370

Organization of Rules

(1) Administrative rules contained in OAR 635-004-0375 shall apply to all fisheries in the Coastal Pelagic and Smelt Species section, and are in addition to and not in lieu of Division 004 General Regulations contained in OAR 635-004-0200 through OAR 635-004-0265. The Coastal Pelagic and Smelt Species Section includes regulations for the Sardine, Inland Waters Herring, Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring, Pacific Ocean Herring, Anchovy and Smelt Fisheries.

(2) Market squid are managed under the Coastal Pelagic Species Fishery Management Plan and through the regulations adopted by reference in OAR 635-004-0375. However, market squid are managed as a shellfish when landed in Oregon, and are subject to regulations in the Squid Fishery Section in Division 005.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0375

Scope, Inclusion, and Modification of Rules

(1) The commercial coastal pelagic species fishery in the Pacific Ocean off Oregon is jointly managed by the state of Oregon and the federal government through the Pacific Fishery Management Council process. The Code of Federal Regulations provides federal requirements for this fishery, including but not limited to the time, place, and manner of taking coastal pelagic species. However, additional regulations may be promulgated subsequently by publication in the Federal Register, and these supersede, to the extent of any inconsistency, the Code of Federal Regulations. Therefore, the following publications are incorporated into Oregon Administrative Rule by reference:

(a) Code of Federal Regulations, Part 660, Subpart I, (October 1, 2012 ed.);

(b) Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 116, dated June 17, 2013 (78 FR 36117); and

(c) Federal Notice Of Pacific Sardine Directed Fishing Closure, dated September 18, 2014.

(2) Persons must consult the federal regulations in addition to Division 004 to determine all applicable coastal pelagic species fishing requirements. Where federal regulations refer to the fishery management area, that area is extended from shore to three nautical miles from shore coterminous with the Exclusive Economic Zone.

(3) Notwithstanding the above, incidentally caught Pacific sardines may be landed by vessels targeting other commercial species in the Pacific Ocean, and shall not exceed 20% of total landing by weight.

(4) The Commission may adopt additional or modified regulations that are more conservative than federal regulations, in which case Oregon Administrative Rule takes precedence. See OAR 635-004-0205 through 635-004-0235 and 635-004-0380 through 635-004-0545 for additions or modifications to federal coastal pelagic species regulations.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162, 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 110-2012(Temp), f. 8-21-12, cert. ef. 8-23-12 thru 9-14-12; Administrative correction 9-20-12; DFW 58-2013, f. & cert. ef. 6-19-13; DFW 90-2013(Temp), f. 8-20-13, cert. ef. 8-22-13 thru 9-14-13; DFW 76-2014(Temp), f. 6-24-14, cert. ef. 6-25-14 thru 7-31-14; DFW 99-2014, f. 7-21-14, cert. ef. 7-22-14 thru 9-30-14; DFW 104-2014(Temp), f. 7-29-14, cert. ef. 8-1-14 thru 9-30-14; DFW 114-2014, f. & cert. ef. 8-5-14; Suspended by DFW 129-2014(Temp), f. 9-10-14, cert. ef. 9-15-14 thru 9-30-14; DFW 136-2014(Temp), f. 9-19-14, cert. ef. 9-20-14 thru 12-31-14

Sardine Fishery

635-004-0380

Fishery Defined

“Sardine fishery” means the commercial fishery for Pacific sardine (Sardinops sagax) in the Pacific Ocean.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0385

Requirement for Sardine Permit

(1) It is unlawful to take, land or possess sardines from the Pacific Ocean without first obtaining a Sardine Permit issued pursuant to OAR 635-004-0390 through 635-004-0415. The Sardine Permit is not required for vessels to retain sardines as incidental catch in other fisheries.

(2) It is unlawful for a wholesaler, canner or buyer to buy or receive sardines taken in the sardine fishery from a vessel for which the permit required by section (1) of this rule has not been issued.

(3) The Department may issue not more than 26 permits required by section (1) of this rule.

(4) A Sardine Permit required by section (1) of this rule is in addition to and not in lieu of the commercial fishing and boat license required by ORS 508.235 and 508.260.

(5) No vessel may hold more than one Oregon Sardine Permit at any one time.

(6) Unless otherwise provided, Sardine Permits must be purchased by December 31 of the year the permit is sought for renewal.

(7) Applications for Sardine Permits shall be in such form and contain such information as the Department may prescribe. Proof of length of a vessel may be required at the time of application.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0390

Permit Fee

(1) The annual fee for a Sardine Permit is $100.00 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee) for applicants.

(2) A fee of $100.00 shall be charged for each transfer of participation rights under OAR 635-004-0415.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0395

Eligibility Requirements for a Permit

(1) An individual or entity is eligible to obtain a Sardine Permit required by OAR 635-004-0385:

(a) If issued a Sardine Permit under the Developmental Fisheries Program in 2005;

(b) Lawfully made landings of sardines into Oregon in 2003 and 2004; and

(c) Lawfully landed:

(A) At least 1,500 metric tons or 35 deliveries in any one year from 2000 through 2004; or

(B) A total of 100 deliveries of sardines into Oregon in 2000 through 2004.

(2) If the number of permits issued under section (1) of this rule is less than 20, enough permits to reach a total of 20 may be issued under section (3) of this rule to vessels in order of highest total number of deliveries during 2000-2004.

(3) An individual or entity is eligible to obtain a Sardine Permit under section (2) of this rule if the vessel for which applications is made:

(a) Was not issued a permit under section (1) of this rule; and

(b) Lawfully made landings of sardines into Oregon in 2003 and 2004; and

(c) Lawfully landed:

(A) At least 1,500 metric tons or 35 deliveries in any one year from 2000 through 2004; or

(B) A total of 100 deliveries of sardines into Oregon in 2000 through 2004.

(4) In addition to those Sardine Fishery Permits previously issued by the Department in calendar year 2006, the Department shall issue a Sardine Fishery Permit to any individual or entity, if that individual or entity held a legally qualified Oregon Developmental Fisheries Permit for Sardines on August 1, 2005, provided that neither the individual or entity has been previously issued an Oregon Sardine Fishery Permit in 2006.

(5) An individual or entity is eligible to obtain a Sardine Permit required by OAR 635-004-0385:

(a) By renewal of the previous year’s permit as specified in OAR 635-004-0405; or

(b) Through the lottery if a lottery is held in accordance with OAR 635-004-0410.

(6) In making determinations regarding issuance or renewal of a Sardine Permit, the Department and the Commercial Fishery Permit Board may consider as evidence of permit qualifications or requirements Department records and such receipts, accounts, contracts and other business records of private parties as the Department or the Board considers reliable evidence of the qualifications or requirements in question.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0400

Review of Denials

(1) An individual whose application for issuance, renewal or transfer of a Sardine Permit established pursuant to OAR 635-004-0385, 635-004-0405 and 635-004-0410 is denied may make written request to the Board for review of the denial. The review provided in this section is in lieu of any such review by the Department or the Commission. The request shall be in such form and shall contain such information as the Board considers appropriate.

(2) The Board shall review a denial of an application for renewal or request to transfer a Sardine Permit according to the applicable provisions of ORS chapter 183. Orders issued by the Board are not subject to review by the Commission, but may be appealed as provided in ORS 183.480 to 183.500. The Board may waive requirements for renewal of Sardine Permits if the Board finds that strict adherence to these requirements were not met as a result of undue hardship as defined in OAR 635-004-0215.

(3) A party, including the Department, must petition for Board review of the hearing officer's proposed order within 30 days of service of the proposed order if the party wants to file an exception to the proposed order. A party must identify what parts of the proposed order it objects to, and refer to parts of the administrative record and legal authority supporting its position.

(4) The Board may delegate to the Department its authority to waive requirements for renewal of Sardine Permits in such specific instances as the Board sets forth in a Letter of Delegation to the Department.

(5) The sardine fishery requires a $125 non-refundable application fee for Board review. However, if the Board grants the applicant’s request, the non-refundable fee shall apply toward the permit fee.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0405

Renewal of Permit

(1) Sardine Permits may be renewed for the following year:

(a) By submitting a $100.00 fee (plus a $2.00 license agent fee) and a complete application to the Department date-stamped or postmarked by December 31 of the year the permit is sought for renewal; and

(b) If all logbooks required under OAR 635-004-0420 were submitted;

(2) An application for renewal of a Sardine Permit shall be considered complete if it is legible, has all information requested in the form, and is accompanied by the required fee in full. Any application which is not complete shall be returned, and unless it is thereafter resubmitted and deemed complete by December 31 of the permit year sought, the individual shall not be considered to have applied for renewal in a timely manner.

(3) It is the responsibility of the permittee to ensure that an application is complete and is filed in a timely manner. Failure of the Department to return an application for incompleteness or of an individual to receive a returned application shall not be grounds for treating the application as having been filed in a timely and complete manner.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0410

Lottery for Limited Entry Sardine Permits

(1) If the number of Sardine Permits issued in accordance with OAR 635-004-0385 falls below 24, the Department in the next succeeding calendar year may issue Sardine Permits by a lottery system. However, as a result of such a lottery, the total number of Sardine Permits issued may not exceed 26.

(2) Each applicant for a permit lottery shall complete the application form prescribed by the Department.

(3) Application for vessel permits shall only be accepted for vessels, which, in the judgment of the Department, are capable of operating the gear necessary to legally participate in the fishery. Vessels of a size or design incapable of harvesting the permitted species are not eligible for the lottery.

(4) Only one application per vessel may be submitted for each permit fishery lottery.

(5) Any application which is not legible, has incomplete information, or is postmarked after the deadline shall not be entered in the lottery. Applications for all permits will be accepted at the Salem headquarters office of the Department, and shall be postmarked or date stamped no later than March 31 of the year for which the permit is issued.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0415

Transferability of Permits

(1) Any transfer of a Sardine Permit away from a vessel without the written consent of each person holding a security interest in such vessel is void.

(2) Sardine Permits are transferable up to two times in one calendar year.

(3) Applications to transfer a Sardine Permit shall only be accepted to vessels, which in the judgment of the Department, are capable of operating the gear necessary to legally participate in the fishery. Vessels of a size or design incapable of harvesting sardines are not eligible for transfer.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0420

Logbook Required

(1) The Department shall make available a logbook to each licensed commercial fishing vessel which holds a valid Sardine Permit.

(2) The permit holder is responsible for maintaining the logbook in an accurate and truthful manner and in accordance with the instructions contained therein.

(3) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department or the Oregon State Police, the permit holder shall permit examination and transcription of information of such logbook.

(4) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department, the permit holder shall surrender a legible copy of such logbook.

(5) Information so received by the Department shall be considered confidential.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0425

Fishing Gear

A grate with spacing no larger than 2-3/8 inches between the bars must be placed over the intake of the hold of the vessel to sort out larger species of fish.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 139-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; Renumbered from 635-004-0011, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0430

Sardine Catching Vessel

(1) Only a sardine catching vessel may pump fish onboard, directly from the pursed seine of another sardine catching vessel, and lawfully land that catch.

(2) Any sardine catching vessel involved in pumping fish from the pursed seine of another sardine catching vessel must have onboard legal seine gear capable of catching sardine including, but not limited to seine net, skiff, and pumping gear. All gear must be in working order.

(3) Any sardine catching vessels involved in pumping fish from a pursed seine with other sardine catching vessels shall document in the logbooks required under OAR 635-004-0420 the vessel(s) that made the set, any other vessel(s) pumping fish from the pursed seine, as well as all appropriate information on catch and location.

(4) No more that 20% of the landings made by a sardine catching vessel may contain fish pumped from pursed seines of other sardine catching vessels.

(5) For the purposes of this rule, “Sardine catching vessel” means a vessel holding a valid Sardine Permit pursuant to OAR 635-004-0385 that lawfully deployed purse seine gear during the current year and pumped resultant catch onboard the same vessel for delivery to a port of landing or fish dealer.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 38-2009, f. & cert. ef. 4-22-09; Renumbered from 635-004-0012, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0435

Bycatch Restriction

All groundfish and salmon, as defined by OAR 635-004-0215, must be returned to the water immediately. Every effort must be made to dipnet salmon out of the seine net before they go through a pump system.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 139-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; Renumbered from 635-004-0013, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0440

No Directed Reduction Fishery Allowed

(1) No more than ten percent of a sardine landing may be used for the purposes of conversion into fish flour, fish meal, fish scrap, fertilizer, fish oil, other fishery products or by-products for purposes other than human consumption or fishing bait.

(2) Exceptions to the limit in section (1) of this rule may be granted due to unforeseen circumstances with written authorization by the Director to avoid wastage of fish.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 139-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; Renumbered from 635-004-0014, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Inland Waters Herring Fishery

635-004-0445

Fishery Defined

“Inland waters herring fishery” means the commercial fishery for Pacific herring (Clupea harengus pallasi) in bays and estuaries.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0450

Inland Waters Herring Season

The following are season restrictions for the commercial taking of herring in inland waters:

(1) In all inland waters except Yaquina Bay, herring taken during the period January 1 through April 15 may only be sold for use as bait.

(2) In Yaquina Bay, herring may be taken for roe January 1 through April 15 pursuant to OAR 635-004-0455 through 635-004-0505.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 50-1979, f. & ef. 11-1-79; FWC 67-1980, f. & ef. 12-3-80; FWC 4-1983, f. 1-28-83, ef. 2-1-83; FWC 8-1983(Temp), f. & ef. 2-15-83; FWC 8-1984(Temp), f. & ef. 3-5-84, FWC 29-1984, f. & ef. 7-3-84; FWC 9-1985(Temp), f. & ef. 2-20-85; FWC 5-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 2-11-86; FWC 6-1989(Temp), f. 2-15-89, cert. ef. 2-16-89; FWC 18-1990(Temp), f. 2-23-90, cert. ef. 2-24-90; FWC 13-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-22-91; FWC 21-1995(Temp), f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-8-95; FWC 10-1996(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-5-96; FWC 14-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-97; DFW 11-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-10-03; DFW 112-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-03; DFW 124-2004(Temp), f. 12-10-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04 thru 4-15-04; Administrative correction 8-2-04; DFW 119-2004(Temp), f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05 thru 4-15-05; Administrative correction 4-20-05; DFW 143-2005(Temp), f. 12-16-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06 thru 4-15-06; Administrative correction 4-19-06; DFW 132-2006(Temp), f. 12-20-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07 thru 4-15-07; DFW 133-2007(Temp), f. 12-26-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08 thru 4-15-08; Administrative correction 4-23-08; DFW 153-2008(Temp), f. 12-29-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09 thru 4-15-09; Administrative correction 5-20-09; DFW 153-2009(Temp), f. 12-23-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10 thru 4-15-10; Administrative correction 4-21-10; DFW 2-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-9-12 thru 4-15-12; Administrative correction, 5-25-12; Renumbered from 635-004-0027, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0455

Fishery Defined

“Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring fishery” means the commercial fishery for Pacific herring (Clupea harengus pallasi) open annually between January 1 and April 15 in Yaquina Bay.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0460

Requirement for Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit

(1) It is unlawful to take, land or possess herring in the Yaquina Bay roe-herring fishery without first obtaining a Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit issued pursuant to OAR 635-004-0465 through 635-004-0495.

(2) It is unlawful for a wholesaler, canner or buyer to buy or receive herring taken in the Yaquina Bay roe-herring fishery from a vessel for which the permit required by section (1) of this section has not been issued.

(3) A Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit required by section (1) of this rule is in addition to and not in lieu of the commercial fishing and boat license required by ORS 508.235 and 508.260.

(4) No vessel may hold more than one Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit at any one time.

(5) No individual may hold more than one Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit at any one time.

(6) Unless otherwise provided, Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permits must be purchased by December 31 of the year the permit is sought for renewal.

(7) Applications for Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permits shall be in such form and contain such information as the Department may prescribe. Proof of length of a vessel may be required at the time of application.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0465

Permit Fee

(1) The annual fee for a Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit is $125.00 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee) for resident applicants and $175.00 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee) for non-resident applicants. See ORS 508.765.

(2) A fee of $100.00 shall be charged for each transfer of participation rights under OAR 635-004-0495. See ORS 508.765.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.765
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 151-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13

635-004-0470

Eligibility Requirements for a Permit

(1) Individuals must meet eligibility requirements for a Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit found in these rules.

(2) An individual licensed under ORS 508.235 is eligible to obtain a Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit required by OAR 635-005-0460:

(a) By renewal of the previous year’s permit as specified in OAR 635-004-0485; or

(b) Through the lottery if a lottery is held in accordance with OAR 635-004-0490.

(3) In making determinations regarding issuance or renewal of a Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit, the Department and the Commercial Fishery Permit Board may consider as evidence of permit qualifications or requirements Department records and such receipts, accounts, contracts and other business records of private parties as the Department or the Board considers reliable evidence of the qualifications or requirements in question.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0475

Revocation and Refusal to Issue Permits

The Commission may revoke and refuse subsequent issuance of a Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit pursuant to ORS 508.485 and 508.490.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.765
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0480

Review of Denials

(1) An individual whose application for issuance, renewal or transfer of a Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit established pursuant to OAR 635-004-0460, 635-004-0485 and 635-004-0495 is denied may make written request to the Board for review of the denial. The procedure for requesting review and the applicable standard of review of denial for a Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit shall be as provided in ORS 508.765.

(2) For the Yaquina Bay roe-herring fishery, the Board may waive renewal requirements for permits if the Board finds that:

(a) The individual for personal or economic reasons chose to actively commercially fish the permit vessel in some other ocean fishery during the roe-herring season; or

(b) Strict adherence to requirements were not met as a result of undue hardship as defined in OAR 635-004-0215.

(3) The Board may delegate to the Department its authority to waive requirements for renewal of Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permits in such specific instances as the Board sets forth in a Letter of Delegation to the Department.

(4) The Yaquina Bay roe-herring fishery requires a $125 non-refundable application fee for Board review. However, if the Board grants the applicant’s request, the non-refundable fee shall apply toward the permit fee.

(5) Orders issued by the Board are not subject to review by the Commission, but may be appealed as provided in ORS 183.480 to 183.550.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.765
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0485

Renewal of Permit

(1) Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permits may be renewed by submission to the Department of a $125.00 fee (plus a $2.00 license agent fee) for resident applicants and $175.00 fee (plus a $2.00 license agent fee) for non-resident applicants and a complete application date-stamped or postmarked by December 31 of the year the permit is sought for renewal.

(2) An application for renewal of a Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit shall be considered complete if it is legible, has all information requested in the form, and is accompanied by the required fee in full. Any application which is not complete shall be returned, and unless it is thereafter resubmitted and deemed complete by December 31 of the permit year sought, the individual shall not be considered to have applied for renewal in a timely manner.

(3) It is the responsibility of the permittee to ensure that an application is complete and is filed in a timely manner. Failure of the Department to return an application for incompleteness or of an individual to receive a returned application may not be grounds for treating the application as having been filed in a timely and complete manner.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.765
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 32-2013, f. & cert. ef. 5-14-13

635-004-0490

Lottery for Limited Entry Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permits

(1) If the number of Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permits issued in accordance with OAR 635-004-0460 falls below six, the Department in the next succeeding calendar year may issue Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permits by a lottery system. However, as a result of any such lottery, the total number of Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permits issued may not exceed six;

(2) Each applicant for a permit lottery shall complete the application form prescribed by the Department.

(3) Application for vessel permits shall only be accepted for vessels, which, in the judgment of the Department, are capable of operating the gear necessary to legally participate in the fishery. Vessels of a size or design incapable of harvesting the permitted species are not eligible for the lottery.

(4) Only one application per vessel may be submitted for each permit fishery lottery.

(5) Any application which is not legible, has incomplete information, or is postmarked after the deadline shall not be entered in the lottery. Applications for all permits will be accepted at the Salem headquarters office of the Department, and shall be postmarked or date stamped no later than March 31 of the year for which the permit is issued.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.765
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0495

Transferability of Permits

(1) Any transfer of a Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit without the written consent of each person holding a security interest in such permit is void.

(2) A Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit is transferable to:

(a) A replacement vessel of the permit holder; or, upon request of a permit holder, the Department may authorize transfer of a permit to a replacement vessel owned by an individual other than the permit holder. “Replacement vessel” means a vessel purchased to replace a permitted vessel which had been lost due to fire, capsizing, sinking or other event;

(b) The purchaser of the vessel when the vessel is sold.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.765
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0500

Logbook Required

(1) The Department shall make available a logbook to each licensed commercial fishing vessel which holds a valid Yaquina Bay Roe-Herring Permit.

(2) The vessel operator of such vessel is responsible for maintaining the logbook in an accurate and truthful manner and in accordance with the instructions contained therein.

(3) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department or the Oregon State Police, the vessel operator shall permit examination and transcription of information of such logbook.

(4) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department, the vessel operator shall surrender a legible copy of such logbook.

(5) Information so received by the Department shall be considered confidential.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.765
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0505

Roe-Herring Season and Harvest Limit

(1) The open season for the taking of herring for roe in Yaquina Bay is January 1 through April 15.

(2) The yearly commercial harvest cap for the Yaquina Bay commercial roe herring fishery shall not exceed 20% of the available spawning biomass as established in the Yaquina River Basin Fish Management Operating Principles and Objectives 635-500-0665(2). The available spawning biomass shall be determined by the ODFW Fish Division’s Marine Resources Program. Only fishers with a limited entry permit issued pursuant to ORS 508.765 may participate in this fishery.

(3) The factor used to convert an equivalent amount of “whole fish” resource in the Yaquina Bay commercial roe herring fishery during the period of January 1 through April 15 to the equivalent amount of herring eggs on kelp fishery is 0.2237.

(4) During the period January 1 through April 15 it is unlawful to:

(a) Fish commercially from midnight Friday through midnight Sunday with nets; and

(b) Use any fishing gear or method of harvest for the taking of herring other than: a purse seine with a maximum length of 50 fathoms (300 feet), defined as the maximum distance from the first to last pursing rings on the purse line; lampara net; hook and line; or eggs-on-kelp method.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 134-2013(Temp), f. 12-11-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14 thru 4-15-14; Administrative correction, 5-21-14

Pacific Ocean Herring Fishery

635-004-0510

Fishery Defined

“Pacific Ocean herring fishery” means the commercial fishery for Pacific herring (Clupea harengus pallasi) in the Pacific Ocean.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0515

Pacific Ocean Herring Season

There is no closed season for the commercial taking of herring in the Pacific Ocean.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 50-1979, f. & ef. 11-1-79; Renumbered from 635-004-0026, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0520

Logbook Required

(1) The Department shall make available a logbook to each commercial fishing vessel licensed to take Pacific Ocean herring.

(2) The vessel operator of such vessel is responsible for maintaining the logbook in an accurate and truthful manner and in accordance with the instructions contained therein.

(3) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department or the Oregon State Police, the vessel operator shall permit examination and transcription of information of such logbook.

(4) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department, the vessel operator shall surrender a legible copy of such logbook.

(5) Information so received by the Department shall be considered confidential.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Anchovy Fishery

635-004-0525

Fishery Defined

“Anchovy fishery” means the commercial fishery for Northern anchovy (Engraulis mordax) in the Pacific Ocean, the Columbia River and the bays and estuaries outlined in OAR 635-004-0530(1).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0530

Inland Waters Anchovy Fishery

(1) Anchovies may be harvested by commercial vessels in Tillamook, Yaquina, Winchester, and Coos Bays to be used as live bait in commercial fishing operations by the catching vessel from July 1 through October 31.

(2) Any vessel engaged in the commercial taking of anchovies must obtain a boat license or commercial bait fishing license as required by ORS 508.260 and ORS 508.312.

(3) Any person engaged in or assisting in the taking of anchovies from the waters of this state must possess a commercial fishing license or bait fishing license as required by ORS 508.235 and ORS 508.312.

(4) It is unlawful to use any fishing gear or method of harvest for the taking of anchovy other than:

(a) Purse seine with a maximum length of 50 fathoms (300 feet), defined as the maximum distance from the first to last pursing rings on the purse line;

(b) Lampara net; or

(c) Hook and line.

(5) All species other than anchovies, taken in operation of gear authorized by this rule, must be returned to the water immediately unharmed.

(6) Fishers intending to fish as described above must notify Oregon State Police 12 hours prior to fishing by calling 1-800-452-7888. Notification shall include vessel name and number, fishing location, and estimated time of activity.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: DFW 46-2009(Temp), f. 5-6-09, cert. ef. 6-1-09 thru 11-1-09; DFW 91-2009, f. & cert. ef. 8-10-09; Runumbered from 635-004-0042, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0535

Logbook Required

(1) The Department shall make available a logbook to each individual or commercial fishing vessel permitted pursuant to OAR 635-004-0530 to harvest anchovies for live bait.

(2) Each individual or vessel operator is responsible for maintaining the logbook in an accurate and truthful manner and in accordance with the instructions contained therein.

(3) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department or the Oregon State Police, the individual or vessel operator shall permit examination and transcription of information of such logbook.

(4) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department, the individual or vessel operator shall surrender a legible copy of such logbook.

(5) Information so received by the Department shall be considered confidential.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Smelt Fishery

635-004-0540

Fishery Defined

“Smelt fishery” means the commercial fishery for all species in the family Osmeridae in the Pacific Ocean and Columbia River.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0545

Prohibitions

(1) Smelt may be taken for commercial purposes from the Columbia River described in OAR 635-042-0130.

(2) The targeted take of smelt for commercial purposes is prohibited at all times.

(3) Incidentally caught smelt may be landed by vessels targeting other commercial species in the Pacific Ocean, and shall not exceed 1% of landing by weight.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: FC 241, f. 4-5-72, ef. 4-15-72; FC 290(75-3), f. 2-20-75, ef. 3-11-75, Renumbered from 625-0100-210; FWC 16-1979, f. & ef. 4-27-79, Renumbered from 635-036-0140; FWC 83-1985, f. 12-17-85, ef. 12-18-85; DFW 156-2009, f. 12-29-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 157-2010, f. 12-6-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; Renumbered from 635-004-0070, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Highly Migratory Species Section

635-004-0550

Organization of Rules

Administrative rules contained in OAR 635-004-0555 shall apply to all fisheries in the Highly Migratory Species Section, and are in addition to and not in lieu of Division 004 General Regulations contained in OAR 635-004-0200 through OAR 635-004-0265. The Highly Migratory Species Section includes regulations for the Albacore Tuna Fishery.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0555

Scope, Inclusion, and Modification of Rules

(1) The commercial highly migratory species fishery in the Pacific Ocean off Oregon is jointly managed by the state of Oregon and the federal government through the Pacific Fishery Management Council process. The Code of Federal Regulations provides federal requirements for this fishery, including but not limited to the time, place, and manner of taking highly migratory species. However, additional regulations may be promulgated subsequently by publication in the Federal Register, and these supersede, to the extent of any inconsistency, the Code of Federal Regulations. Therefore, the following publications are incorporated into Oregon Administrative Rule by reference:

(a) Code of Federal Regulations, Part 660, Subpart K, (October 1, 2011 ed.); and

(b) Federal Register Vol. 76, No. 177, dated September 13, 2011 (76 FR 56327).

(2) Persons must consult the federal regulations in addition to Division 004 to determine all applicable highly migratory species fishing equiements. The area that federal regulations apply to is hereby extended to the area from shore to three nautical miles from shore, coterminous with the Exclusive Economic Zone.

(3) The Commission may adopt additional or modified regulations that are more conservative than federal regulations, in which case Oregon Administrative Rule takes precedence. See OAR 635-004-0205 through 635-004-0235 and 635-004-0560 through 635-004-0570 for additions or modifications to federal coastal pelagic species regulations.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162, 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Albacore Tuna Fishery

635-004-0560

Fishery Defined

“Albacore tuna fishery” means the commercial fishery for albacore tuna (Thunnus alalunga) in the Pacific Ocean.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0565

License Required

(1) Vessels electing to take, land or possess only albacore tuna for commercial purposes in a calendar year in Oregon may purchase an Albacore Tuna Landing License in lieu of commercial fishing, crewmember, and boat licenses.

(a) Vessels which hold an Albacore Tuna Landing License are considered commercial fishing vessels for the purposes of U.S. Coast Guard Commercial Fishing Vessel Safety Requirements, law enforcement and fishery management.

(b) An Albacore Tuna Landing License is not required to take, land or possess albacore tuna for vessels licensed pursuant to ORS 508.260 and individuals licensed pursuant to ORS 508.235.

(2) Application for this license may be made and fee paid at time of first calendar year albacore tuna landing into Oregon or at any Department marine field office or Salem Headquarters office, on a Department license application form.

(3) Fees for an Albacore Tuna Landing License are as follows:

(a) Vessels that hold a valid commercial fishing license from another state: $20.00 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee).

(b) Vessels that do not hold a valid commercial fishing license from another state and all foreign vessels: $125.00 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee).

(4) An Albacore Tuna Landing License allows unlimited landings of albacore tuna by the vessel during the calendar year of issuance.

(5) Albacore Tuna Landing Licenses are not transferable.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129, 508.285 & 508.300
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0570

Exemption to Far Offshore Fishery Restriction

Albacore tuna vessel operators are exempt from Far Offshore Fishery regulations pursuant to OAR 635-004-0240 through 635-004-0265 for fishing for or landing albacore tuna only.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Other Finfish Section

635-004-0575

Organization of Rules

The Other Finfish Section includes regulations for Halibut, Coastal Rivers Shad, Hagfish, Sturgeon, Surfperch, Minor Finfish and Intertidal Animal Fisheries.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Pacific Halibut Fishery

635-004-0580

Fishery Defined

“Halibut fishery” means the commercial fishery for Pacific halibut (Hippoglossus stenolepis) in the Pacific Ocean.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0585

Scope, Inclusion, and Modification of Rules

(1) The commercial Pacific halibut fishery in the Pacific Ocean off Oregon is jointly managed by the state of Oregon, the federal government, and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). The Code of Federal Regulations provides federal requirements for this fishery, including but not limited to the time, place, and manner of taking Pacific halibut. However, additional federal regulations may be promulgated subsequently by publication in the Federal Register, and these supersede, to the extent of any inconsistency, the Code of Federal Regulations. Therefore, the following publications are incorporated into Oregon Administrative Rule by reference:

(a) Code of Federal Regulations, Part 660, Subpart E, (October 1, 2013 ed.); and

(b) Federal Register Vol. 79. No. 48, dated March 12, 2014 (79 FR 3906)

(2) Persons must consult the federal regulations in addition to Division 004 to determine all applicable Pacific halibut fishing requirements. The area that federal regulations apply to is hereby extended to the area from shore to three nautical miles from shore, coterminous with the Exclusive Economic Zone.

(3) The Commission may adopt additional or modified regulations that are more conservative than federal regulations, in which case Oregon Administrative Rule takes precedence.

(4) It is unlawful to take Pacific halibut for commercial purposes except as set by federal regulations and the IPHC and in accordance with a valid permit issued by the IPHC.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 469.162, 506.109, 506.129 & 508.306
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 32-2013, f. & cert. ef. 5-14-13; DFW 36-2014, f. 4-29-14, cert. ef. 5-1-14

Coastal Rivers Shad Fishery

635-004-0590

Fishery Defined

“Coastal rivers shad fishery” means the commercial fishery for American shad (Alosa sapidissima) in the bays and rivers specified in OAR 635-004-0595.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0595

Closed Season

(1) It is unlawful to take shad for commercial purposes from the inland waters of this state other than:

(a) The Columbia River as provided in OAR 635-042-0105 through 635-042-0110.

(b) The Coquille, Siuslaw, Umpqua and Smith Rivers from 6 a.m. May 10 to 6 a.m. July 1 of each year in the area not otherwise closed by ORS 511.506.

(2) Shad eight inches or less in length may be taken for commercial purposes incidentally in the Inland Waters herring baitfish fishery when legally seining for herring as defined in OAR-635-004-0450.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: FC 241, f. 4-5-72, ef. 4-15-72; FC 272(74-4), f. 3-20-74, ef. 4-11-74; FC 275(74-8)(Temp), f. & cert ef. 4-19-74, Renumbered from 625-010-0615, Renumbered from 635-036-0300; FC 275(74-8), f. 4-19-74, cert. ef. 5-11-74, Renumbered from 625-010-0615, Renumbered from 635-036-0300; FWC 77-1984, f. 11-28-84, ef. 12-1-84; DFW 112-2003, f. & cert. ef. 11-14-03; Renumbered from 635-004-0055; DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0600

Fishing Gear

(1) It is unlawful to take shad for commercial purposes by any means other than:

(a) Gillnets or set nets of a mesh size not less than five inches nor more than 6-1/2 inches in the Coquille and Siuslaw Rivers;

(b) Gillnets having a mesh size of not less than six inches nor more than 6-3/4 inches in the Umpqua River; and

(c) Gillnets or set nets of a mesh size not less than six inches nor more than 6-3/4 inches in the Smith River.

(2) It is unlawful for a gillnet in whole or in part to be anchored, tied, staked, fixed, or attached to the bottom, shore, or a beached vessel; left unattended at any time it is in operation; attended by more than one vessel while being fished; or for more than one gillnet to be fished from a licensed commercial fishing vessel at any one time.

(3) There shall be sufficient buoyancy in the corks and/or floats on the cork line of any gillnet so that said net shall be free to drift with the current. None of the lines used thereon shall be of metal or of any metallic substance or material. The lead or weight on the lead line of any gillnet shall not exceed two pounds in total weight on any one fathom, measurement to be taken along the cork line of said net. However, should extra or additional weight appear necessary or make practical the operation of any such net, permission to use in excess of two pounds-weight per fathom of net may be granted by the Commission to any duly licensed gillnet fisher upon written application which includes an adequate justification for the additional leads or weights of any kind attached to any part of such net except as herein provided.

(4) Before a fisher may fish a set net at any one location, the fisher must first register the site by providing a written description of the site location to the Department of Fish and Wildlife, Southwest Regional Office, 4192 N. Umpqua Highway, Roseburg, OR 97470.

(5) It is unlawful for a:

(a) Set net or gillnet to be used which is constructed of material having a breaking strength greater than ten pounds pull on any single mesh;

(b) Set net to be used which exceeds 300 feet in length;

(c) Set net or any part or portion thereof to be set or operated within a distance of 150 feet from any other set net or any part or portion thereof including the monument or marker to which attached;

(d) Set net to be set or operated in such a manner that the portion of the set net at right angles to the thread of the bay or river is at any time longer than one-third the measured distance across the bay or river. This distance to be measured from bank to bank at mean low water;

(e) Commercial fisher to register and operate more than six set net sites at any one time;

(f) Commercial fisher to fish a set net at a site which the fisher has not registered with the Department;

(g) Commercial fisher to fish a set net at a site which is not clearly marked with his or her commercial fishing license number on a substantial post or monument created for that purpose on the bank of the river or upon a buoy securely anchored on the site location.

(6) The size of mesh of any gillnet or set net is determined by placing any three meshes of such net, while wet from soaking in water for not less than an hour, under ten pounds vertical tension and then measuring while under such tension the distance between the inside of the knot of the middle mesh to the outside of the opposite vertical knot of the middle mesh.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: FC 241, f. 4-5-72, ef. 4-15-72; FC 272(74-4), f. 3-20-74, ef. 4-11-74; FC 287(74-22), f. 11-27-74, ef. 12-25-74; FWC 91, f. 2-23-77, ef. 3-1-77, Renumbered from 625-010-0620, Renumbered from 635-036-0305; FWC 27-1980, f. & ef. 6-23-80; FWC 77-1984, f. 11-28-84, ef. 12-1-84; FWC 8-1985 (Temp), f. & ef. 2-19-85; FWC 50-1989, f. 7-28-89, cert. ef. 7-31-89; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; Renumbered from 635-004-0060, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0605

Incidental Catch of Salmon and Striped Bass

(1) It is unlawful to possess any salmon or striped bass taken as an incidental catch under OAR 635-004-0590 through 635-004-0600.

(2) Any person fishing with a gill net or setnet for shad under OAR 635-004-0590 through 635-004-0600 who upon lifting, drawing, taking up, or removing any such net from the water finds salmon or striped bass entangled or caught therein must immediately and carefully release and return the salmon or striped bass to the water.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: FC 241, f. 4-5-72, ef. 4-15-72; FC 272(74-4), f. 3-20-74, ef. 4-11-74; FWC 52, f. & ef. 3-26-76, Renumbered from 625-010-0625, Renumbered from 635-036-0310; FWC 77-1984, f. 11-28-84, ef. 12-1-84; FWC 28-1988(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-29-88; Renumbered from 635-004-0065, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Hagfish Fishery

635-004-0610

Fishery Defined

“Hagfish fishery” means the commercial fishery for Pacific hagfish (Eptatretus stoutii) and Black hagfish (Eptatretus deani) in the Pacific Ocean.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0615

Pacific Hagfish Harvest Guideline

When landed annual catch approaches 1.6 million pounds of Pacific Hagfish, the Department Marine Resources Program will hold a public meeting to evaluate the fishery.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 469.162, 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 156-2009, f. 12-29-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10 ; Renumbered from 635-004-0066, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0620

Fishing Gear

(1) It is unlawful for a single commercial fishing vessel to possess, use, control or operate more than 200 hagfish pots. Pots may be fished individually or on common ground line.

(2) Pot gear used for hagfish shall include a biodegradable escape exit of at least three inches in diameter constructed with 120 thread size or smaller, untreated cotton twine or mild steel not to exceed 1/4-inch (six mm) in diameter or other materials approved by the Director.

(3) All other species of finfish and shellfish caught in hagfish pots authorized under this rule must be returned immediately to the water.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 469.162, 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: DFW 156-2009, f. 12-29-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; Renumbered from 635-004-0068, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0625

Logbook Required

(1) The Department shall make available a logbook to each commercial fishing vessel licensed to harvest hagfish.

(2) The vessel operator of such vessel is responsible for maintaining the logbook in an accurate and truthful manner and in accordance with the instructions contained therein.

(3) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department or the Oregon State Police, the vessel operator shall permit examination and transcription of information of such logbook.

(4) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department, the vessel operator shall surrender a legible copy of such logbook.

(5) Information so received by the Department shall be considered confidential.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Sturgeon Fishery

635-004-0630

Fishery Defined

“Sturgeon fishery” means the commercial fishery for white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) in the areas outlined in OAR 635-004-0635.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0635

Closures

(1) It is unlawful to take, land or possess white sturgeon (Acipenser transmontanus) for commercial purposes except in the:

(a) Columbia River, in the areas and during the times open to the taking of sturgeon for commercial purposes as provided in OAR 635-042-0135;

(b) Coquille and Siuslaw, in the areas and during the times open to the taking of shad for commercial purposes as provided in OAR 635-004-0595; and

(c) The Pacific Ocean at all times.

(2) It is unlawful to take, land or possess green sturgeon (Acipenser medirostris) for commercial purposes.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.119, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: FC 241, f. 4-5-72, ef. 4-15-72, Renumbered from 625-010-0120, Renumbered from 635-036-0110; FWC 1-1981, f. & ef. 1-19-81; FWC 23-1995, f. 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; DFW 155-2009, f. 12-28-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; Renumbered from 635-004-0080, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0640

Fishing Gear

It is unlawful to take sturgeon for commercial purposes by any means other than the commercial fishing gear authorized in the fishing area in which the sturgeon are taken, except setlines are permitted in the Columbia River.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.119, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: FC 241, f. 4-5-72, ef. 4-15-72, Renumbered from 625-010-0125, Renumbered from 635-036-0115; Renumbered from 635-004-0085, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0645

Size Limit

(1) Except as provided in OAR 635-007-0700 through 635-007-0720 it is unlawful to:

(a) Take from the waters of this state or to land sturgeon for commercial purposes less than 43 inches or more than 54 inches in fork length;

(b) Remove the head or tail of any sturgeon taken from the waters of this state or landed for commercial purposes prior to being received at the premises of a wholesale fish dealer or canner; or

(c) To possess, sell, or transport any whole sturgeon under four feet in length taken for commercial purposes in the waters of this state or the Pacific Ocean. Proof of possession, sale, or transportation of any dressed sturgeon under 28 inches in length exclusive of head and tail shall in itself create a permissible inference that the dressed sturgeon was under 43 inches in fork length at the time it was taken.

(2) Any person fishing with commercial fishing gear in the waters of this state who, on lifting, drawing, taking up or removing any such gear finds sturgeon entangled or caught therein which are not within the legal length limits set forth in subsection (1)(a) of this rule or during a season not open for sturgeon, shall immediately, with care and the least possible injury to the fish, disentangle, release and transfer the fish to the water without violence.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: FC 241, f. 4-5-72, ef. 4-15-72; Renumbered from 625-010-0130; Renumbered from 635-036-0120; FWC 39-1981, f. 10-30-81, ef. 1-1-81; FWC 33-1988, f. & cert. ef. 5-24-88; FWC 9-1994, f. 2-14-94, cert. ef. 2-15-94; FWC 23-1995, f. 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; DFW 1-1998, f. & cert. ef. 1-9-98; DFW 144-2005(Temp), f. 12-20-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06 thru 3-31-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 157-2008(Temp), f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09 thru 6-29-09; DFW 39-2009, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-09; Renumbered from 635-004-0090, DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Surfperch Fishery

635-004-0650

Fishery Defined

“Surfperch fishery” means the commercial fisheries for calico surfperch (Amphistichus koelzi); redtail surfperch (A. rhodoterus); kelp perch (Brachyistius frenatus); shiner perch (Cymatogaster aggregata); striped seaperch (Embiotoca lateralis); spotfin surfperch (Hyperprosopon anale); walleye surfperch (H. argenteum); silver surfperch (H. ellipticum); white seaperch (Phanerodon furcatus); and pile perch (Rhacophilus vacca) in the Pacific Ocean.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0655

Closed Season

It is unlawful to take surfperch for commercial purposes from the Pacific Ocean from August 1 through September 30.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Minor Finfish Fisheries

635-004-0660

Fishery Defined

“Minor finfish fisheries” means the commercial fisheries for the species listed in OAR 635-004-0665.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0665

Minor Finfish Species

(1) The following list of species is recognized by the Department as minor finfish species:

(a) Blue shark (Prionace glauca);

(b) Eelpouts (family Zoarcidae);

(c) Pacific pomfret (Brama japonica);

(d) Pacific sandfish (Trichodon trichodon);

(e) Salmon shark (Lamna ditropis);

(f) Skilfish (Erilepis zonifer);

(g) Slender sole (Eopsetta exilis);

(h) Walleye pollock (Theragra chalcogramma); and

(i) Wolf-eel (Anarrhichthys ocellatus).

(2) It is unlawful to take, land or possess any of the species listed in section (1) of this rule without the proper licenses and permits described in ORS 508.025 through 508.312.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0670

Logbook Required

(1) The Department shall make available a logbook to each commercial fishing vessel licensed to harvest any minor finfish species included in OAR 635-004-0665.

(2) The vessel operator of such vessel is responsible for maintaining the logbook in an accurate and truthful manner and in accordance with the instructions contained therein.

(3) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department or the Oregon State Police, the vessel operator shall permit examination and transcription of information of such logbook.

(4) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department, the vessel operator shall surrender a legible copy of such logbook.

(5) Information so received by the Department shall be considered confidential.

(6) Those species listed in OAR 635-004-0665 are exempt from the logbook requirements of this rule when taken as a ‘weighback species,’ pursuant to OAR 635-006-0210.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

Intertidal Animal Fishery

635-004-0675

Fishery Defined

“Intertidal Animal Fishery” means the commercial fisheries for animals living intertidally on the bottom.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0680

Permit Required

(1) It is unlawful to take, land or possess animals living intertidally on the bottom for commercial purposes without first obtaining a Commercial Shellfish And Intertidal Animal Permit issued by the Department pursuant to OAR 635-005-0245.

(2) The Commercial Shellfish And Intertidal Animal Permit is in addition to, and not in lieu of a commercial fishing license, bait fishing license or boat license required by ORS 508.235, 508.312 and 508.260.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129, 506.306 & 508.116
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0685

Permit Fee

(1) The annual fee for the Commercial Shellfish And Intertidal Animal Permit is $40.00 (plus a $2.00 license agent fee) for applicants.

(2) The Commercial Shellfish And Intertidal Animal Permit is only available at the Astoria, Newport and Charleston Department field offices.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 508.116
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

635-004-0690

Logbook Required

(1) The Department shall make available a logbook to each licensed commercial fisher who holds a valid Commercial Shellfish And Intertidal Animal Permit.

(2) Each permit holder is responsible for maintaining the logbook in an accurate and truthful manner and in accordance with the instructions contained therein.

(3) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department or the Oregon State Police, the vessel operator shall permit examination and transcription of information of such logbook.

(4) Upon request of an authorized representative of the Department, the vessel operator shall surrender a legible copy of such logbook.

(5) Information so received by the Department shall be considered confidential.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 75-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12

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