2017 ORS 508.931¹
Eligibility for permit

(1) The system established under ORS 508.921 (Findings) shall provide initial eligibility for vessels to participate in the ocean Dungeness crab fishery seasons established by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission, beginning on December 1, 1995, with a transferable ocean Dungeness crab permit only if:

(a) The vessel for which application is made was continuously licensed pursuant to ORS 508.260 (Boat license) for the calendar years 1991 through 1994, and was used in the ocean Dungeness crab fishery to lawfully land into Oregon ports at least 500 pounds of ocean Dungeness crab in each of two crab fishing seasons between December 1, 1988, and December 31, 1994;

(b) The vessel for which application is made was under construction between December 1, 1988, and August 14, 1991, for the purpose of ocean Dungeness crab fishing in waters of this state, and the vessel lawfully landed into Oregon ports at least 500 pounds of ocean Dungeness crab in each of two crab fishing seasons between December 1, 1988, and December 31, 1994, and was licensed as an Oregon vessel from the date of completion;

(c) The vessel for which application is made was used in the ocean Dungeness crab fishery to lawfully land into Oregon ports at least 500 pounds of ocean Dungeness crab in each of two crab fishing seasons between December 1, 1991, and December 31, 1994, and is owned by a person who, prior to December 31, 1994, sold a vessel that was used prior to sale in the ocean Dungeness crab fishery to lawfully land into Oregon ports at least 500 pounds of ocean Dungeness crab in each of two crab fishing seasons between December 1, 1988, and December 31, 1994, and who, as a condition of the sale, retained the sold vessel’s commercial fishing rights to fish for ocean Dungeness crab in the ocean waters of Oregon;

(d) The vessel for which application is made was continuously licensed pursuant to ORS 508.260 (Boat license) for the calendar years 1991 through 1994, was used in the ocean Dungeness crab fishery to lawfully land into Oregon ports at least 10,000 pounds of ocean Dungeness crab in one crab fishing season between December 1, 1988, and December 31, 1994, and the owner of the vessel on December 31, 1994, demonstrates possession of one or more vessel licenses described in ORS 508.260 (Boat license) in each of 10 separate years during the period December 1, 1980, to December 31, 1994; or

(e) The vessel for which application is made was licensed pursuant to ORS 508.260 (Boat license) during 1994, is 26 feet or less in length and was used in the ocean Dungeness crab fishery to lawfully land into Oregon ports at least 100 pounds of ocean Dungeness crab in at least one crab fishing season between December 1, 1988, and December 31, 1994.

(2) As used in this section:

(a) “Crab fishing season” is the time period from December 1 of one year through August 14 of the next year.

(b) “Owner” includes any ownership interest in a vessel, including interests arising from partnership or corporation. [1995 c.484 §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.