2015 ORS § 657.053¹
  • certain service on fishing boat excluded

(1) As used in this section:

(a) Fish includes fish or other forms of aquatic animal life.

(b) Boat includes one or, in the case of a fishing operation, more than one boat.

(2) Employment does not include service performed by an individual on a boat engaged in catching fish under an arrangement with the owner or operator of the boat when, under the arrangement:

(a) The individual does not receive any cash remuneration other than as provided in paragraph (c) of this subsection;

(b) Any cash remuneration does not exceed $100;

(c) The individual receives a share of the boats catch of fish or a share of the proceeds from the sale of that catch; and

(d) The amount of the individuals share depends on the amount of the boats catch of fish, but only if the operating crew of the boat, or each boat from which the individual receives a share in the case of a fishing operation involving more than one boat, is normally made up of fewer than 10 individuals. [1999 c.651 §2]