2017 ORS 508.505¹
Additional fees based on value of fish at time of landing
  • exceptions

(1) Additional fees shall be collected by the State Fish and Wildlife Director in the amount prescribed by this section, except as provided in ORS 508.510 (Place where fish caught is immaterial). Every person operating within the state as a canner, buyer, bait dealer or wholesaler of any food fish or shellfish shall pay, in addition to all other licenses or fees provided by law, a fee equal to the value of the food fish at the point of landing multiplied by the following rates:

(a) All salmon and steelhead, 3.15 percent.

(b) All black rockfish, blue rockfish and nearshore fish, 5.00 percent.

(c) All tuna, 1.09 percent.

(d) All crab, 2.35 percent.

(e) All shrimp, 2.40 percent.

(f) All sardines, 2.25 percent.

(g) All sablefish, 2.40 percent.

(h) All whiting, 2.30 percent.

(i) All other groundfish, 2.25 percent.

(j) All other food fish and shellfish, 2.30 percent.

(2) Only live, fresh or frozen in the round or dressed food fish or shellfish are subject to the fees provided in this section. “Dressed” includes but is not limited to beheaded, gutted, filleted, loined or shucked. However, frozen food fish or frozen shellfish received in a wrapped package to which a legible label is stamped or printed showing the name, address, brand or trade name of the original processor or wholesale distributor under which the package is marketed and the kind of frozen food fish or frozen shellfish contained therein, for distribution and ultimate sale in the original package are not subject to the fees provided in this section. [Formerly 508.305; 1969 c.172 §4; 1971 c.243 §1; 1973 c.768 §15; 1979 c.378 §1; 1989 c.166 §1; 1991 c.701 §2; 2003 c.809 §12; 2009 c.832 §24; 2015 c.779 §34]

Note: Section 8, chapter 512, Oregon Laws 1989, provides: Sec. 8. Additional fee through 2019. In addition to the ad valorem fee prescribed by law, during the period beginning January 1, 1998, and ending December 31, 2019, there shall be paid for each fish species referred to in ORS 508.505 (Additional fees based on value of fish at time of landing) (1)(a), an additional fee of four cents per pound. The ad valorem fee referred to in this section is subject to ORS 508.505 (Additional fees based on value of fish at time of landing) to 508.540 (Failure to keep or submit records or to pay fee). [1989 c.512 §8; 1991 c.184 §3; 1997 c.8 §11; 2003 c.643 §3; 2009 c.765 §4; 2015 c.734 §5]

Note: Section 4, chapter 734, Oregon Laws 2015, provides:

Sec. 4. Additional fee through 2026. (1) In addition to the ad valorem fee prescribed by law, during the period beginning January 1, 2016, and ending December 31, 2026, there shall be paid for each fish species referred to in ORS 508.505 (Additional fees based on value of fish at time of landing) (1)(a), an additional fee of four cents per pound. The ad valorem fee referred to in this section is subject to ORS 508.505 (Additional fees based on value of fish at time of landing) to 508.540 (Failure to keep or submit records or to pay fee).

(2) Notwithstanding ORS 506.306 (Collecting moneys under commercial fishing laws), all moneys received by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission pursuant to subsection (1) of this section shall be deposited in the Oregon Hatchery Research Center Fund. [2015 c.734 §4]

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 (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2017, Chapter 508, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano508.­html (2017) (last ac­cessed Mar. 30, 2018).
 
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.