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CHAP 635 DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE DIVISION 3 OCEAN COMMERCIAL SALMON FISHERY




The Oregon Administrative Rules contain OARs filed through July 14, 2006

DEPARTMENT OF FISH AND WILDLIFE

COMMERCIAL FISHERIES

DIVISION 3

OCEAN COMMERCIAL SALMON FISHERY

General Rules

635-003-0003

Purpose and Scope

(1) The purpose of division 003 is to provide for management of commercial salmon fisheries off the Oregon Coast over which the state has jurisdiction.

(2) Division 003 incorporates into Oregon Administrative Rules, by reference, the annual ocean troll salmon specifications and management measures for 2006, included in the Pacific Fishery Management Council -- Adopted 2006, Ocean Salmon Management Measures and Impacts, dated April 2006, and in addition to the extent they are consistent with these rules, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 50, Part 660, Subpart H (61FR34572, July 2, 1996, as amended to incorporate the standards in the Pacific Fishery Management Council referenced document). Therefore, persons must consult the Pacific Fishery Management Council referenced document and Federal Regulations in addition to division 003 to determine all applicable troll salmon fishing requirements. A copy of the Pacific Fishery Management Council referenced document and the Federal Regulations may be obtained by contacting Pacific Council News at www.pcouncil.org or at 7700 NE Ambassador Place, Suite 200, Portland, OR 97220-1383.

(3) To the extent not preempted by Federal law, these regulations apply within the State of Oregon's Fisheries Conservation Zone (out to fifty miles from shore).

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 29-1989, f. 4-28-89, cert. ef. 5-1-89; FWC 25-1994, f. & cert. ef. 5-2-94; FWC 20-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-29-96; DFW 34-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-98; DFW 31-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-3-99; DFW 38-2000, f. & cert. ef. 7-3-00; DFW 28-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-01; DFW 37-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-02; DFW 35-2003, f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03; DFW 32-2004, f. 4-22-04, cert. ef. 5-1-04; DFW 25-2005, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-05; DFW 26-2006(Temp), f. 4-20-06, cert. ef. 5-1-06 thru 10-27-06

635-003-0004

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) OAR 635-003-0005 through 635-003-0076 modify or are in addition to provisions contained in Code of Federal Regulations, Title 50, Part 660, Subpart H.

(2) The Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Title 50, Part 660, Subpart H, provides requirements for commercial salmon fishing in the Pacific Ocean off the Oregon coast. However, additional regulations may be promulgated subsequently, and these supersede, to the extent of any inconsistency, the Code of Federal Regulations.

(3) This rule contains requirements which modify commercial salmon fishing regulations off the Oregon coast. The following modifications are organized in sections that apply to the ocean commercial salmon fishery in general and within management zones established by the Pacific Fishery Management Council and enacted by Federal Regulations (CFR, Title 50, Part 660, Subpart H).

(4) General Requirements, Definitions, Restrictions or Exceptions: Vessels prevented by unsafe weather conditions or mechanical problems from meeting management area landing restrictions, must notify the U.S. Coast Guard and receive acknowledgement of such notification prior to leaving the area. Notification shall include the vessel name, port where delivery will be made, approximate number of salmon (by species) on board, and estimated time of arrival.

(5) South of Cape Falcon to Humbug Mountain:

(a) Closed for all salmon March 15-April 30;

(b) A triangular area offshore is open to the retention of all chinook salmon consistent with seasons adopted by the Pacific Fishery Management Council in adjacent waters, except that prior to August 1 only fin-clipped chinook salmon may be retained in this area. This triangular area extends from the green buoy approximately one-half mile offshore from the mouth of Tillamook Bay northeasterly to Twin Rocks (4535'49" N. lat.) and southeasterly to Pyramid Rock (4529'49" N. lat.).

(6) Humbug Mountain, Oregon, to Humboldt South Jetty: When the fishery is closed north of the Oregon/California border and open to the south, vessels with fish on board taken in the open area may request authorization to temporarily moor in Brookings, Oregon, prior to landing in California. Such vessels shall first notify the Chetco River Coast Guard Station via VHF Channel 22A between the hours of 0500 and 2200. Proper notification shall include the vessel name, number of fish on board, and estimated time of arrival.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 29-1989, f. 4-28-89, cert. ef. 5-1-89; FWC 42-1991, f. 4-29-91, cert. ef. 5-1-91; FWC 25-1994, f. & cert. ef. 5-2-94; FWC 83-1994(Temp), f. 10-28-94, cert. ef. 11-1-94; FWC 34-1995, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-95; FWC 40-1995(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-95; FWC 62-1995(Temp), f. 7-27-95, cert. ef. 7-28-95; FWC 20-1996, f. & cert. ef. 4-29-96; FWC 26-1996(Temp), f. 5-16-96, cert. ef. 5-17-96, FWC 31-1996(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-4-96; FWC 19-1997(Temp), f. 3-17-97, cert. ef. 4-15-97; FWC 30-1997, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-97; FWC 33-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-28-97; FWC 44-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-13-97; DFW 34-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-98; DFW 36-1998(Temp), f. 5-12-98, cert. ef. 5-13-98 thru 5-15-98; DFW 38-1998(Temp), f & cert. ef. 5-15-98 thru 6-15-98; DFW 39-1998(Temp), f. 5-19-98, cert. ef. 5-20-98 thru 5-23-98; DFW 44-1998(Temp), f. 6-1-98, cert. ef. 6-2-98 thru 6-4-98; DFW 64-1998(Temp), f. 8-14-98, cert. ef. 8-15-98 thru 8-21-98; DFW 65-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-21-98 thru 8-31-98; DFW 20-1999(Temp), f. 3-29-99, cert. ef. 4-1-99 thru 4-30-99; DFW 31-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-3-99; DFW 16-2000(Temp), f. 3-31-00, cert. ef. 4-1-00 thru 4-30-00; DFW 24-2000, f. 4-28-00, cert. ef. 5-1-00; DFW 45-2000(Temp), f. 8-10-00, cert. ef. 8-11-00 thru 8-31-00; DFW 46-2000(Temp), f. 8-10-00, cert. ef. 8-10-00 thru 9-30-00; DFW 49-2000(Temp), f. 8-17-00, cert. ef. 8-18-00 thru 9-30-00; DFW 56-2000(Temp), f. 8-31-00, cert. ef. 9-1-00 thru 9-30-00; DFW 59-2000(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-6-00 thru 9-30-00; DFW 73-2000(Temp), f. 10-26-00, cert. ef. 10-28-00 thru 11-1-00; DFW 28-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-01; DFW 48-2001(Temp), f. 6-14-01, cert. ef. 6-15-01 thru 6-30-01; DFW 58-2001(Temp), f. 7-18-01, cert. ef. 7-20-01 thru 9-30-01; DFW 67-2001(Temp), f. 8-2-01, cert. ef. 8-3-01 thru 9-30-01; DFW 69-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-8-01 thru 9-30-01; DFW 74-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-17-01 thru 9-30-01; DFW 83-2001(Temp), f. 8-30-01, cert. ef. 8-31-01 thru 9-30-01; DFW 22-2002(Temp), f. 3-19-02, cert. ef. 3-20-02 thru 4-30-02; DFW 37-2002, f. & cert. ef. 4-23-02; DFW 58-2002(Temp), f. 6-6-02, cert. ef. 6-7-02 thru 6-30-02; DFW 65-2002(Temp), 6-27-02, cert. ef. 7-1-02 thru 12-27-02; DFW 72-2002(Temp), f. 7-11-02 cert. ef. 7-12-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 76-2002(Temp), f. 7-25-02, cert. ef. 7-26-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 77-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 7-26-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 84-2002(Temp), f. 8-8-02, cert. ef. 8-9-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 86-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-9-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 92-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-22-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 101-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-9-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 111-2002(Temp), f. 10-8-02, cert. ef. 10-14-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 18-2003(Temp) f. 2-28-03, cert. ef. 3-1-03 thru 4-30-03; DFW 35-2003, f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03; DFW 47-2003(Temp), f. 6-5-03, cert. ef. 6-6-03 thru 6-30-03; Administrative correction, 2-18-05; DFW 10-2005(Temp), f. 3-2-05, cert. ef. 3-15-05 thru 4-30-05; DFW 17-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-05 thru 4-15-05; DFW 25-2005, f. & cert. ef. 4-15-05; DFW 13-2006(Temp), f. 3-14-06, cert. ef. 3-15-06 thru 4-30-06; DFW 26-2006(Temp), f. 4-20-06, cert. ef. 5-1-06 thru 10-27-06

635-003-0005

Area

As used in this Division, the Pacific Ocean includes that area of the Columbia River seaward of a straight line from the knuckle of the south jetty on the Oregon shore to the inshore end of the north jetty on the Washington shore.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496 & ORS 506
Hist.: FC 241, f. 4-5-72, ef. 4-15-72, Renumbered from 625-010-0000; FWC 16-1978, f. & ef. 3-24-78, Renumbered from 635-036-0005

635-003-0074

Automatic Season Closures

(1) Salmon harvest quotas for Oregon, which include fish caught in the Fishery Conservation Zone (3-200 mile) are set forth in Federal Register Notice FR Doc. 92-0412-2112, filed May 1, 1992, published pursuant to 50 CFR 661.20 49 FR 43685, October 31, 1984.

(2) Upon a determination by the Regional Director of the National Marine Fisheries Service, after consulting with the states, of the date the catch is projected to reach the quotas set forth in section (1) of this rule, the Fish and Wildlife Director may file a temporary rule with the Secretary of State designating those dates when the season will close.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.119 & 506.129
Stats. Implemented:
Hist.: FWC 16-1983, f. & ef. 4-29-83; FWC 17-1984, f. & ef. 4-30-84; FWC 20-1985, f. & ef. 5-1-85; FWC 13-1986, f. & ef. 5-1-86; FWC 19-1987, f. & ef. 5-5-87; FWC 27-1988, f. 4-29-88 (and amended 5-16-88), cert. ef. 5-1-88; FWC 33-1989, f. & cert. ef. 5-25-89; FWC 37-1990; f. & cert. ef. 5-1-90; FWC 39-1990(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-11-90; FWC 40-1990(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-90; FWC 42-1990(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-25-90; FWC 47-1990(Temp), f. 5-30-90, cert. ef. 5-31-90; FWC 48-1990(Temp), f. 6-7-90, cert. ef. 6-8-90; FWC 49-1990(Temp), f. 6-13-90, cert. ef. 6-14-90; FWC 73-1990(Temp), f. 7-31-90, cert. ef. 8-1-90; FWC 79-1990(Temp), f. 8-7-90, cert. ef. 8-8-90; FWC 85-1990(Temp), f. 8-24-90, cert. ef. 8-25-90; FWC 97-1990(Temp), f. 9-14-90, cert. ef. 9-15-90; FWC 99-1990(Temp), f. 9-17-90, cert. ef. 9-18-90; FWC 104-1990 (Temp), f. 9-21-90, cert. ef. 9-22-90; FWC 106-1990(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-25-90; FWC 42-1991, f. 4-29-91, cert. ef. 5-1-91; FWC 72-1991(Temp), f. 7-11-91, cert. ef. 7-12-91; FWC 74-1991(Temp), f. 7-12-91, cert. ef. 7-15-91; FWC 76-1991 (Temp), f. 7-29-91, cert. ef. 8-10-91; FWC 87-1991(Temp), f. 8-9-91, cert. ef. 8-10-91; FWC 93-1991, f. 8-30-91, cert. ef. 9-1-91; FWC 111-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-30-91; FWC 31-1992, f. 4-29-92, cert. ef. 5-1-92; FWC 57-1992(Temp), f. 7-24-92, cert. ef. 7-25-92; FWC 63-1992(Temp), f. 7-30-92, cert. ef. 7-31-92; FWC 65-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-6-92; FWC 66-1992(Temp), f. 8-7-92, cert. ef. 8-8-92; FWC 75-1992(Temp), f. 8-11-92, cert. ef. 8-12-92; FWC 77-1992 (Temp), f. 8-19-92, cert. ef. 8-20-92; FWC 78-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-25-92; FWC 53-1993(Temp), f. 8-31-93, cert. ef. 9-1-93; FWC 55-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-9-93; FWC 58-1993(Temp), f. 9-15-93, cert. ef. 9-16-93; FWC 28-1994(Temp), f. 5-19-94, cert. ef. 5-20-94; Administrative correction, 2-18-05

Pink Salmon
635-003-0077

US-Canada Border to Cape Falcon

(1) All vessels participating in the commercial ocean salmon fishery must land their fish within the area or in Garibaldi, Oregon, and within 24 hours of any closure of this fishery. Oregon licensed limited fish sellers and fishers intending to transport and deliver their catch outside the area must notify ODFW one hour prior to transport away from the port of landing by calling (541) 867-0300 extension 271. Notification shall include vessel name and number, number of salmon by species, location of delivery, and estimated time of delivery.

(2) The commercial troll salmon fishery is closed to all troll salmon fishing from 12:01 a.m. June 16, 2006 through 11:59 p.m. June 26, 2006.

(3) The commercial troll salmon fishery is open effective 12:01 a.m. June 27, 2006 through 11:59 p.m. June 30, 2006. For the four day period there is a 20 chinook landing and possession limit per vessel.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129
Hist: DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 36-2005(Temp), f. & cert.ef. 5-4-05 thru 10-27-05; DFW 48-2005(Temp), f. 5-23-05, cert. ef. 5-24-05 thru 10-27-05; DFW 49-2005(Temp), f. 6-1-05, cert. ef. 6-3-05 thru 10-27-05; DFW 59-2005(Temp), f. 6-21-05, cert. ef. 6-26-05 thru 10-27-05; DFW 97-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-23-05 thru 12-31-05; Administrative correction 1-19-06; DFW 43-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-16-06 thru 11-16-06

635-003-0078

Humbug Mountain to the Oregon/California Border

All vessels participating in the commercial ocean salmon fishery must land their fish in Gold Beach, Port Orford, or Brookings, Oregon, and within 24 hours of any closure. Fishers intending to transport and deliver their catch to other locations after first landing in one of these ports must notify ODFW prior to transport away from the port of landing by calling (541) 867-0300 extension 271. Notification shall include vessel name and number, number of salmon by species, location of delivery, and estimated time of delivery.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 506.119
Stats. Implemented: 506.129
Hist: DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05

Special Seasons
635-003-0085

Extended Commercial Seasons

In addition to the open seasons prescribed in OAR 635-003-0003 there are open seasons for chinook salmon as follows:

(1) Chetco River Ocean Terminal Area -- from October 13 through the earlier of a 1,000 chinook quota or November 3 in the area described in section (1)(a) of this rule:

(a) The open area is all Pacific Ocean waters inside an area south of the north shore of Twin Rocks (N. Lat. 4205'36") to the Oregon/California border (N. Lat. 4159'47") and seaward three nautical miles offshore;

(b) During the season described in this section (1) it is unlawful to take chinook salmon less than 26 inches in total length; it is unlawful to use barbed hooks or to fish more than four spreads per line; it is unlawful to make more than one landing of chinook per day; and it is unlawful to have in possession or to land more than 25 chinook per day taken in this fishery. Landings are restricted to Brookings.

(2) Elk River Ocean Terminal Area -- from October 1 through December 15 in the area described in section (2)(a) of this rule:

(a) The open area is all Pacific Ocean waters inside an area south of Cape Blanco (4250'20" N. Lat.) and north of Humbug Mountain (4240'30" N. Lat.) and seaward three nautical miles offshore;

(b) During the season described in this section (2), it is unlawful to take chinook salmon less than 26 inches in total length; it is unlawful to use barbed hooks or to fish more than four spreads per line; and landings are restricted to Port Orford.

(3) Tillamook Bay Ocean Terminal Area -- from November 1 through November 15 in the area described in section (3)(a) of this rule:

(a) The open area is all Pacific Ocean waters inside an area between Pyramid Rock (4429'45" N. Lat.) and Twin Rocks (4535'49" N. Lat.) and seaward three nautical miles offshore;

(b) During the season described in this section (3), it is unlawful to take chinook salmon less than 26 inches in total length and it is unlawful to use barbed hooks or fish more than four spreads per line.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 48-1984(Temp), f. & ef. 8-31-84; 57-1984(Temp), f. & ef. 9-15-84; FWC 59-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 9-19-86; FWC 106-1992(Temp), f. 10-8-92, cert. ef. 10-24-92; FWC 111-1992(Temp), f. 10-26-92, cert. ef. 10-27-92; FWC 62-1993, f. & cert. ef. 10-1-93; FWC 56-1994, f. 8-30-94, cert. ef. 9-1-94; FWC 80-1994(Temp), f. 10-25-94, cert. ef. 10-26-94; FWC 82-1994(Temp), f. 10-28-94, cert. ef. 10-30-94; FWC 81-1995, f. 9-29-95, cert. ef. 10-1-95; FWC 85-1995(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-20-95; FWC 56-1996, f. 9-27-96, cert. ef. 10-1-96; FWC 30-1997, f. & cert. ef. 5-5-97; FWC 66-1997(Temp), f. 10-24-97, cert. ef. 10-26-97; FWC 67-1997(Temp), f. 10-28-97, cert. ef. 10-29-97; DFW 34-1998, f. & cert. ef. 5-4-98; DFW 31-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-3-99; DFW 24-2000, f. 4-28-00, cert. ef. 5-1-00; DFW 28-2001, f. & cert. ef. 5-1-01; DFW 35-2003, f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03; DFW 26-2006(Temp), f. 4-20-06, cert. ef. 5-1-06 thru 10-27-06


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