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DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

 

DIVISION 39

MARINE FISH, SHELLFISH AND MARINE INVERTEBRATES

635-039-0080

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 39 is to provide for management of sport fisheries for marine fish, shellfish, and marine invertebrates in the Pacific Ocean, coastal bays, and beaches over which the State has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 39 incorporates into Oregon Administrative Rules, by reference:

(a) The sport fishing regulations of the State, included in the document entitled 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations;

(b) Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 300, Subpart E (October 1, 2013 ed.), as amended;

(c) Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 660, Subpart G (October 1, 2013 ed.), as amended;

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

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

(f) Federal Register Vol. 79. No. 65, dated April 4, 2014 (79 FR 18827)

(3) Therefore, persons must consult all publications referenced in this rule in addition to division 11 and division 39 to determine all applicable sport fishing requirements for marine fish, shellfish and marine invertebrates.

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

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; Renumbered from 635-39-105 - 635-39-135; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 25-1997, f. 4-22-97, cert. ef. 5-1-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 91-1998, f. & cert. ef. 11-25-98; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 98-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 81-2000, f. 12-22-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01; DFW 118-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 120-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 33-2005(Temp), f. 4-29-05, cert. ef. 5-1-05 thru 10-27-05; DFW 54-2005(Temp), f. 6-10-05, cert. ef. 6-12-05 thru 11-30-05; DFW 56-2005, f. 6-21-05, cert. ef. 7-1-05; DFW 71-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-7-05 thru 11-30-05; DFW 89-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-12-05 thru 12-12-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 138-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 134-2006(Temp), f. 12-21-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07 thru 6-29-07; DFW 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 39-2009, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 32-2010, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-10; DFW 37-2010, f. 3-30-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; DFW 157-2010, f. 12-6-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 24-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-22-11; DFW 164-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 39-2012, f. & cert. ef. 4-24-12; DFW 1-2013, f. & cert. ef. 1-3-13; DFW 25-2013(Temp), f. 4-2-13, cert. ef. 5-1-13 thru 5-31-13; DFW 32-2013, f. & cert. ef. 5-14-13; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14; DFW 36-2014, f. 4-29-14, cert. ef. 5-1-14

635-039-0085

Halibut Seasons

(1) The Pacific halibut sport fishery in Oregon is regulated by the federal government and the International Pacific Halibut Commission (IPHC). OAR chapter 635, division 039 incorporates into Oregon Administrative Rules, by reference:

(a) Title 50 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 300, Subpart E (October 1, 2013 ed.), as amended;

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

(c) Federal Register Vol. 79. No. 65, dated April 4, 2014 (79 FR 18827)

(2) Therefore, persons must consult all publications referenced in this rule in addition to Division 039 to determine applicable halibut fishing seasons.

[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, 506.129
Hist.: DFW 56-2005, f. 6-21-05, cert. ef. 7-1-05; DFW 89-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-12-05 thru 12-12-05; DFW 107-2005(Temp), f. 9-14-05, cert. ef. 9-15-05 thru 10-31-05; DFW 121-2005(Temp), f. 10-12-05, cert. ef. 10-18-05 thru 12-31-05; Administrative correction 1-19-06; DFW 34-2006(Temp), f. 5-25-06, cert. ef. 5-27-06 thru 8-3-06; Administrative correction 8-22-06; DFW 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-07; DFW 35-2007(Temp), f. 5-25-07, cert. ef. 5-26-07 thru 8-2-07; DFW 67-2007(Temp), f. 8-9-07, cert. ef. 8-12-07 thru 9-30-07; DFW 76-2007(Temp), f. 8-17-07, cert. ef. 8-24-07 thru 9-30-07; DFW 84-2007(Temp), f. 9-5-07, cert. ef. 9-15-07 thru 9-30-07; DFW 87-2007(Temp), f. 9-10-07, cert. ef. 9-14-07 thru 10-28-07; DFW 90-2007(Temp), f. 9-19-07, cert ef. 9-20-07 thru 10-31-07; Administrative corection 11-17-07; DFW 57-2008(Temp), f. 5-30-08, cert. ef. 6-1-08 thru 7-31-08; DFW 81-2008(Temp), f. 7-11-08, cert. ef. 8-2-08 thru 9-30-08; DFW 92-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-11-08 thru 9-30-08; DFW 101-2008(Temp), f.8-25-08, cert. ef. 8-29-08 thru 9-30-08; DFW 107-2008(Temp), f. 9-5-08, cert. ef. 9-7-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 111-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-16-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 120-2008(Temp), f. 9-25-08, cert. ef. 9-27-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 39-2009, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-09; DFW 55-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-22-09 thru 8-6-09; DFW 94-2009(Temp), f. 8-14-09, cert. ef. 8-16-09 thru 12-31-09; Administrative correction 1-25-10; DFW 32-2010, f. & cert. ef. 3-15-10; DFW 37-2010, f. 3-30-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10; DFW 100-2010(Temp), f. 7-15-10, cert. ef. 7-17-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 118-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-10 thru 10-31-10; Administrative correction 11-23-10; DFW 24-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-22-11; DFW 58-2011(Temp), f. 5-27-11, cert. ef. 6-4-11 thru 8-4-11; DFW 82-2011(Temp), f. 6-30-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 8-4-11; DFW 85-2011(Temp), f. 7-5-11, cert. ef. 7-6-11 thru 10-31-11; DFW 114-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-12-11 thru 10-31-11; DFW 135-2011(Temp), f. 9-21-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 39-2012, f. & cert. ef. 4-24-12; DFW 84-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-5-12 thru 8-2-12; DFW 91-2012(Temp), f. 7-19-12, cert. ef. 7-22-12 thru 10-31-12; DFW 111-2012(Temp), f. 8-23-12, cert. ef. 8-24-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 123-2012(Temp), f. 9-19-12, cert. ef. 9-24-12 thru 10-31-12; Administrative correction 11-23-12; DFW 65-2013(Temp), f. 6-27-13, cert. ef. 6-28-13 thru 8-2-13; DFW 78-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-23-13 thru 10-31-13; DFW 86-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-8-13 thru 10-31-13; Administrative correction, 11-22-13; DFW 36-2014, f. 4-29-14, cert. ef. 5-1-14

635-039-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for sport fisheries for marine fish, shellfish, and marine invertebrates in the Pacific Ocean, coastal bays, and beaches, commonly referred to as the Marine Zone. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) For the purposes of this rule, a "sport harvest cap" is defined as the amount that may be impacted (combined landings and other fishery related mortality) by the Oregon sport fishery in a single calendar year. The sport harvest caps are:

(a) Black rockfish, 440.8 metric tons.

(b) Cabezon, 16.8 metric tons.

(3) For the purposes of this rule, "Other nearshore rockfish" means the following rockfish species: black and yellow (Sebastes chrysolmelas); brown (S. auriculatus); calico (S. dalli); China (S. nebulosus); copper (S. caurinus); gopher (S. carnatus); grass (S. rastelliger); kelp (S. atrovirens); olive (S. serranoides); quillback (S. maliger); and treefish (S. serriceps).

(4) For the purposes of this rule a "sport landing cap" is defined as the total landings for a given species, or species group, that may be taken in a single calendar year by the ocean boat fishery. The sport landing caps are:

(a) Black rockfish and blue rockfish combined, 481.8 metric tons.

(b) Other nearshore rockfish, 13.6 metric tons.

(c) Greenling, 5.2 metric tons.

(5) In addition to the regulations for Marine Fish in the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations, the following apply for the sport fishery in the Marine Zone in 2014:

(a) Lingcod (including green colored lingcod): 2 fish daily bag limit.

(b) All rockfish ("sea bass" "snapper"), greenling ("sea trout"), cabezon, skates, and other marine fish species not listed in the 2014 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations in the Marine Zone, located under the category of Species Name, Marine Fish: 7 fish daily bag limit in aggregate (total sum or number), of which no more than one be a cabezon. Retention of the following species is prohibited:

(A) Yelloweye rockfish;

(B) Canary rockfish; and

(C) Cabezon from January 1 through June 30.

(c) Flatfish (flounder, sole, sanddabs, turbot, and all halibut species except Pacific halibut): 25 fish daily bag limit in aggregate (total sum or number).

(d) Retention of all marine fish listed under the category of Species Name, Marine Fish, except Pacific cod, sablefish, herring, anchovy, smelt, sardine, striped bass, hybrid bass, and offshore pelagic species (excluding leopard shark and soupfin shark), is prohibited when Pacific halibut is retained on the vessel during open days for the all-depth sport fishery for Pacific halibut north of Humbug Mountain. Persons must also consult all publications referenced in OAR 635-039-0080 to determine all rules applicable to the taking of Pacific halibut.

(e) Harvest methods and other specifications for marine fish in subsections (5)(a), (5)(b) and (5)(c) including the following:

(A) Minimum length for lingcod, 22 inches.

(B) Minimum length for cabezon, 16 inches.

(C) Minimum length for greenling, 10 inches.

(D) May be taken by angling, hand, bow and arrow, spear, gaff hook, snag hook and herring jigs.

(E) Mutilating the fish so the size or species cannot be determined prior to landing or transporting mutilated fish across state waters is prohibited.

(f) Sport fisheries for species in subsections (5)(a), (5)(b) and (5)(c) and including leopard shark and soupfin shark are open January 1 through December 31, twenty-four hours per day, except as provided in subsections (5)(a) and (5)(d), and ocean waters are closed for these species during April 1 through September 30, outside of the 30-fathom curve (defined by latitude and longitude) as shown on Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 71. A 20-fathom, 25-fathom, or 30-fathom curve, as shown on Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 71 may be implemented as the management line as in-season modifications necessitate. In addition, the following management lines may be used to set area specific regulations for inseason action only:

(A) Cape Lookout (45°20’30” N latitude); and

(B) Cape Blanco (42°50’20” N latitude).

(g) The Stonewall Bank Yelloweye Rockfish Conservation Area (YRCA) is defined by coordinates specified in Title 50 Code of Federal Regulations Part 660 Section 70 (October 1, 2013 ed.). Within the YRCA, it is unlawful to fish for, take, or retain species listed in subsections (5)(a), (5)(b) and (5)(c) of this rule, leopard shark, soupfin shark, and Pacific halibut using recreational fishing gear. A vessel engaged in recreational fishing within the YRCA is prohibited from possessing any species listed in subsections (5)(a), (5)(b) and (5)(c) of this rule, leopard shark, soupfin shark, and Pacific halibut. Recreational fishing vessels in possession of species listed in subsections (5)(a), (5)(b) and (5)(c) and including leopard shark, soupfin shark, and Pacific halibut may transit the YRCA without fishing gear in the water.

(h) Effective April 1, 2013, the annual bag and possession limit for white sturgeon is two (2) fish and catch-and-release angling for white sturgeon is allowed year-round. Effective January 1, 2014, all waters within the Marine Zone are closed to the retention of white sturgeon and catch-and-release angling is allowed year-round.

(6) Razor clams may be taken by hand, shovel, or cylindrical gun or tube. The opening of the gun/tube must be either circular or elliptical with the circular gun/tube opening having a minimum outside diameter of 4 inches and the elliptical gun/tube opening having minimum outside diameter dimensions of 4 inches long and 3 inches wide.

[ED. NOTE: Tables referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 497.121 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.004, 496.009, 496.162 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 22-1994, f. 4-29-94, cert. ef. 5-2-94; FWC 29-1994(Temp), f. 5-20-94, cert. ef. 5-21-94; FWC 31-1994, f. 5-26-94, cert. ef. 6-20-94; FWC 43-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-19-94; FWC 83-1994(Temp), f. 10-28-94, cert. ef. 11-1-94; FWC 95-1994, f. 12-28-94, cert. ef. 1-1-95; FWC 22-1995, f. 3-7-95, cert. ef. 3-10-95; FWC 25-1995, f. 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; FWC 26-1995, 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-2-95; FWC 36-1995, f. 5-3-95, cert. ef. 5-5-95; FWC 43-1995(Temp), f. 5-26-95, cert. ef. 5-28-95; FWC 46-1995(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-2-95; FWC 58-1995(Temp), f. 7-3-95, cert. ef. 7-5-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 28-1996(Temp) , f. 5-24-96, cert. ef. 5-26-96; FWC 30-1996(Temp), f. 5-31-96, cert. ef. 6-2-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 68-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-17-99 thru 9-30-99; administrative correction 11-17-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 83-2000(Temp), f. 12-28-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01 thru 1-31-01; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 118-2001, f. 12-24-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 35-2003, f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03; DFW 114-2003(Temp), f. 11-18-03, cert. ef. 11-21-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 128-2003, f. 12-15-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 83-2004(Temp), f. 8-17-04, cert. ef. 8-18-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 91-2004(Temp), f. 8-31-04, cert. ef. 9-2-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 97-2004(Temp), f. 9-22-04, cert. ef. 9-30-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 34-2005(Temp), f. 4-29-05, cert. ef. 5-1-05 thru 10-27-05; DFW 75-2005(Temp), f. 7-13-05, cert. ef. 7-16-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 87-2005(Temp), f. 8-8-05, cert. ef. 8-11-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 121-2005(Temp), f. 10-12-05, cert. ef. 10-18-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 129-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 11-29-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 138-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 141-2005(Temp), f. 12-12-05, cert. ef. 12-30-05 thru 12-31-05; Administrative correction 1-19-06; DFW 61-2006, f. 7-13-06, cert. ef. 10-1-06; DFW 65-2006(Temp), f. 7-21-06, cert. ef. 7-24-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 105-2006(Temp), f. 9-21-06, cert. ef. 9-22-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 134-2006(Temp), f. 12-21-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07 thru 6-29-07; DFW 3-2007, f. & cert. ef. 1-12-07; DFW 10-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 66-2007(Temp), f. 8-6-07, cert. ef. 8-11-07 thru 12-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 73-2008(Temp), f. 6-30-08, cert. ef. 7-7-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 97-2008(Temp), f. 8-18-08, cert. ef. 8-21-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 105-2008(Temp), f. 9-4-08, cert. ef. 9-7-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 7-2009(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-2-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 39-2009, f. & cert. ef. 4-27-09; DFW 110-2009(Temp), f. 9-10-09, cert. ef. 9-13-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 103-2010(Temp), f. 7-21-10, cert. ef. 7-23-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 157-2010, f. 12-6-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 24-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-22-11; DFW 97-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-20-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 135-2011(Temp), f. 9-21-11, cert. ef. 10-1-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 155-2011(Temp), f. 11-18-11, cert. ef. 12-1-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 156-2011(Temp), f. 12-9-11, cert. ef. 12-15-11 thru 1-31-12; DFW 164-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 90-2012(Temp), f. 7-17-12, cert. ef. 9-20-12 thru 12-31-12; DFW 151-2012, f. 12-27-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13; DFW 155-2012(Temp), f. 12-28-12, cert. ef. 1-1-13 thru 6-29-13; DFW 23-2013(Temp), f. 3-20-13, cert. ef. 4-1-13 thru 9-27-13; DFW 32-2013, f. & cert. ef. 5-14-13; DFW 112-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-27-13 thru 12-31-13; DFW 136-2013, f. 12-19-13, cert. ef. 1-1-14

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