2017 ORS 506.036¹
Jurisdiction of commission
  • duty to protect and propagate fish

(1) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (4) of this section and in ORS 506.045 (Fishing rights of treaty Indians not affected) and 506.050 (Federal and state fish cultural operations and scientific investigations), the State Fish and Wildlife Commission has exclusive jurisdiction over all fish, shellfish, and all other animals living intertidally on the bottom, within the waters of this state. The commission has joint or other jurisdiction with any other state or government over all such fishes within the waters of the Columbia River and its tributaries where such waters form the boundaries of this state.

(2) The commission has jurisdiction over those species of fish, shellfish and all other animals living intertidally on the bottom referred to in subsection (1) of this section transported into or landed in this state which have been taken in waters outside this state.

(3) The duty of protection, preservation, propagation, cultivation, development and promotion of all fishes under its jurisdiction is delegated to and imposed upon the commission.

(4) The commission has no regulatory authority or jurisdiction over the commercial cultivation of oysters in the waters of this state. However, nothing in this subsection is intended to affect the authority of the commission under ORS 509.140 (Placing explosives or harmful substances in waters in course of lawful work). [1965 c.570 §8; 1975 c.253 §20; 1981 c.638 §13; 1983 c.364 §3]

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 506—Application, Administration and Enforcement of Commercial Fishing Laws, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors506.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 506, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano506.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
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