2013 ORS § 496.458¹
Remote hatchbox program
  • rules

(1) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall develop and implement a remote hatchbox program.

(2) To implement the remote hatchbox program required under subsection (1) of this section, the commission shall:

(a) Identify sites in tributaries that are suitable for remote hatchboxes;

(b) Adopt rules necessary to implement the remote hatchbox program;

(c) Investigate the potential of producing remote hatchboxes through an inmate work program of the Department of Corrections; and

(d) Report annually to the Legislative Assembly on the progress of the remote hatchbox program. The report shall include but need not be limited to the sites the commission has chosen, a copy of rules the commission has adopted and findings on the extent to which the commission is utilizing labor, supplies or services provided by an inmate work program.

(3) Rules adopted by the commission under subsection (2) of this section shall:

(a) Ensure that the program is scientifically sound;

(b) Be consistent with the goals of the Oregon Plan, as described in ORS 541.898 (Oregon Plan described); and

(c) Identify protocols for determining when the use of remote hatchboxes is an appropriate activity under the Oregon Plan. [1999 c.189 §4]

Note: Sections 1 and 2, chapter 871, Oregon Laws 2009, provide:

Sec. 1. Remote hatchbox program evaluation in Rogue River basin streams. For the period commencing January 1, 2010, and ending December 31, 2015, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission may evaluate the remote hatchbox program, established pursuant to ORS 496.445 (Duties of commission) and 496.458 (Remote hatchbox program), in select Rogue River basin streams after consultation with local communities, groups participating in the salmon and trout enhancement program established under ORS 496.440 (Enhancement program to be conducted by commission), conservation groups working on matters related to the Rogue River basin and the National Marine Fisheries Service of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Consultation under this section must include, but not be limited to, matters related to remote hatchbox placement and monitoring, data collection, adult returns and fishery contribution. [2009 c.871 §1]

Sec. 2. Section 1 of this 2009 Act is repealed on January 2, 2016. [2009 c.871 §2]