2017 ORS 497.252¹
Fish propagation license
  • terms and conditions
  • rules
  • applicability of other licensing laws

(1) Except as provided in ORS 508.700 (Permits for salmon hatcheries) to 508.745 (Disposition of moneys received under ORS 508.700 to 508.745) and 622.220 (Jurisdiction), no person shall engage in the business of propagating game fish or food fish for sale unless a fish propagation license is first obtained from the State Department of Fish and Wildlife.

(2) The State Fish and Wildlife Commission may refuse to issue a license to an applicant if the commission finds that the conduct of the fish propagation business would tend to be harmful to existing game fish or food fish populations.

(3) The commission, by rule, may prescribe requirements for the care, inspection, transportation and the sale, taking or other disposition of the game fish or food fish, and for such record keeping and reporting procedures as will insure that the propagation activities are conducted in such manner as will not be harmful to existing game fish or food fish populations.

(4) Persons propagating the following food fish under the license prescribed in subsection (1) of this section are exempt from the licensing provisions of ORS 508.025 (License required to take, process or deal in fish) and 508.035 (Separate licenses required for certain fishing gear and activities):

(a) Food fish raised entirely in, then harvested from facilities which are enclosed or designed to prevent escape and from which the fish are not released for natural rearing.

(b) Food fish harvested from the wild under licenses prescribed in ORS 508.025 (License required to take, process or deal in fish) and 508.035 (Separate licenses required for certain fishing gear and activities) and on which the appropriate fee has been paid at the time holding or rearing commences in the licensed fish propagation facility.

(5) As used in this section, food fish has the meaning as defined in ORS 506.011 (Types of marine life defined). [1987 c.139 §3; 1991 c.701 §16]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 497—Licenses and Permits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors497.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 OregonLaws.org contains the con­tents of Volume 21 of the ORS, inserted along­side the per­tin­ent statutes. See the preface to the ORS An­no­ta­tions for more information.
 
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.