2015 ORS 508.235¹
Commercial fishing license
  • fees

(1) A commercial fishing license must be obtained by each individual who, for commercial purposes:

(a) Takes or assists in the taking of any food fish from the waters or land of this state;

(b) Operates or assists in the operation of any boat or fishing gear for the taking of food fish in the waters of this state; or

(c) Lands food fish from the waters of the Pacific Ocean at any point in this state.

(2) A commercial fishing license must be in the possession of the licensee, when engaged in the taking or landing of commercial fish, and is required in addition to any other license under this chapter.

(3) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section or ORS 508.035 (Separate licenses required for certain fishing gear and activities), upon application of the holder of a boat license, the State Fish and Wildlife Commission shall issue to the applicant in the name of the boat, one commercial fishing license for each individual who assists the holder of the boat license in the taking of fish for commercial purposes. Notwithstanding ORS 508.465 (Licenses nontransferable), licenses issued pursuant to this subsection are transferable to all individuals who assist in the taking of fish for commercial purposes on the boat for which the licenses are issued. Notwithstanding ORS 508.285 (License fees), the fee for the license issued pursuant to this subsection in the name of a boat:

(a) With a resident boat license is $125 for each individual.

(b) With a nonresident boat license is $175 for each individual. [1965 c.570 §77; 1993 c.501 §1; 2009 c.832 §21; 2011 c.613 §1]

Notes of Decisions

Chinook Indians do not have treaty right to fish usual and accustomed sites other than right gained by affilia­tion to fish usual and accustomed fishing grounds of Quinault Indians. State v. Goodell, 84 Or App 398, 734 P2d 10 (1987), Sup Ct review denied

Chapter 508

Law Review Cita­tions

12 EL 81 (1981)


1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 508—Licenses and Permits, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors508.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2015, Chapter 508, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano508.­html (2015) (last ac­cessed Jul. 16, 2016).
 
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.