ORS 508.941¹
Review of eligibility determinations
  • reciprocity with other states
  • fee

(1) The system established under ORS 508.921 (Findings) shall include any other provisions for participation that the State Fish and Wildlife Commission considers appropriate.

(2) Any determination by the commission regarding the eligibility of a vessel to participate in the ocean Dungeness crab commercial fishery or to transfer participation rights is subject to review by the Commercial Fishery Permit Board, in accordance with ORS chapter 183. The board may waive the eligibility requirements contained in ORS 508.931 (Eligibility for permit) if the board finds that the individual fails to meet the requirements as the result of illness, fire, sinking, accident or other circumstances beyond the individual’s control. In making a determination of eligibility under this section, the board shall consider the applicant’s history of participation in the Oregon ocean Dungeness crab fishery. If a vessel for which application is made is owned by a person who has served in the Armed Forces of the United States and the person establishes that a service-related disability prevented the person from lawfully landing crab in two seasons during the prescribed time period, there is a rebuttable presumption in favor of issuing an illness waiver for one of the two seasons of lawfully landing crab in Oregon required under ORS 508.931 (Eligibility for permit) so as to require the landing of crab in only one season during the prescribed time period. The rebuttable presumption created by this subsection may be overcome only by clear and convincing evidence that the service-related disability of the person did not prevent the person from lawfully landing crab in two seasons during the prescribed time period. Orders issued by the board are not subject to review by the commission, but may be appealed as provided in ORS 183.480 (Judicial review of agency orders) to 183.540 (Reduction of economic impact on small business).

(3) A commercial fishing vessel that holds a valid Washington or California permit to fish for ocean Dungeness crab shall be eligible to participate in the Oregon ocean Dungeness crab fishery provided there is reciprocal statutory authority in Washington or California that provides for equal access for vessels holding Oregon ocean Dungeness crab permits to Washington or California coastal waters and Washington waters of the Columbia River. If such reciprocal statutory authority exists, a vessel licensed by Washington or California is eligible to participate in accordance with rules that establish reciprocal border agreements that recognize traditional fishing patterns.

(4) The annual fee to participate in the ocean Dungeness crab fishery is $75, except that the fee for 1995 is waived. [1995 c.484 §6; 1997 c.837 §9]

Notes of Decisions

"Applicant" whose history of participa­tion is considered is individual operating or seeking permit for vessel. Mar Pacifico, Inc. v. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, 148 Or App 310, 939 P2d 637 (1997)

Reasons for failure of former owner of vessel to meet licensing qualifica­tions are attributable to new owner of vessel. Mar Pacifico, Inc. v. Dept. of Fish and Wildlife, 148 Or App 310, 939 P2d 637 (1997)

Chapter 508

Law Review Cita­tions

12 EL 81 (1981)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 508—Licenses and Permits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­Archive/­2007ors508.­pdf (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2007, Chapter 508, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­508ano.­htm (2007) (last ac­cessed Feb. 12, 2009).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information