Or. Admin. R. 635-042-0135 - Sturgeon Sales

(1) White sturgeon may be taken for commercial purposes from the mainstem Columbia River and Select Areas downstream of Bonneville Dam during commercial salmon fishing seasons with the same fishing gear authorized for the taking of salmon or sturgeon.
(2) Retention of green sturgeon in all mainstem Columbia River and Select Area commercial fisheries is prohibited.
(3) White sturgeon and salmon must be delivered to wholesale fish dealers, canners, or fish buyers undressed (in the round).
(4) It is unlawful to:
(a) Take sturgeon and salmon by angling from any vessel that is engaged in commercial fishing (including the period of time the gear is fished) or has been engaged in commercial fishing on that same day or has commercially caught sturgeon or salmon aboard;
(b) Steal or otherwise molest or disturb any lawful fishing gear;
(c) Keep any fish taken under a commercial license for personal use;
(d) Remove the head or tail of any white sturgeon taken for commercial purposes prior to being received at the premises of a wholesale fish dealer or canner;
(e) Sell or attempt to sell unprocessed or processed sturgeon eggs that have been taken from the Columbia River downstream of Bonneville Dam;
(f) Purchase from commercial fishermen sturgeon eggs which have been removed from the body cavity prior to sale;
(g) Have in possession any white sturgeon with a fork length less than 44 inches or greater than 50 inches;
(h) Gaff or penetrate sturgeon in any way while landing or releasing it.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 635-042-0135
FWC 85, f. & ef. 1-28-77; FWC 2-1978, f. & ef. 1-31-78; FWC 7-1978, f. & ef. 2-21-78; FWC 2-1979, f. & ef. 1-25-79; Renumbered from 635-035-0320; FWC 6-1980, f. & ef. 1-28-80; FWC 1-1981, f. & ef. 1-19-81; FWC 6-1982, f. & ef. 1-28-82; FWC 20-1982(Temp), f. & ef. 3-25-82; FWC 3-1983, f. & ef. 1-21-83; FWC 4-1984, f. & ef. 1-31-84; FWC 4-1986 (Temp), f. & ef. 1-28-86; FWC 79-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 12-22-86; FWC 2-1987, f. & ef. 1-23-87; FWC 8-1992, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-92; FWC 11-1993, f. 2-11-93, cert. ef. 2-16-93; FWC 9-1994, f. 2-14-94, cert. ef. 2-15-94; FWC 16-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-3-94; FWC 3-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-27-97; FWC 8-1997(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-14-97; FWC 42-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-4-97; DFW 2-1998(Temp), f. 1-9-98, cert. ef. 1-12-98 thru 1-23-98; DFW 58-1998(Temp.), f. & cert. ef. 8-4-98 thru 8-21-98; DFW 82-1998(Temp), f. 10-6-98, cert. ef. 10-7-98 thru 10-23-98; DFW 84-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-22-98 thru 10-23-98; DFW 86-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-28-98 thru 10-30-98; DFW 87-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef 11-5-98 thru 11-6-98; DFW 101-1998, f. & cert. ef. 12-24-98; DFW 7-1999(Temp), f. 2-12-99 & cert. ef. 2-15-99 thru 2-19-99; DFW 11-1999(Temp), f. 2-24-99, cert. ef. 2-25-99 thru 2-26-99; DFW 52-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99 thru 8-6-99; Administrative correction 11-17-99; DFW 95-1999(Temp), f. 12-22-99, cert. ef. 12-26-99 thru 1-21-00; DFW 3-2000, f. & cert. ef. 1-24-00; DFW 42-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-00; DFW 80-2000(Temp), f, 12-22-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01 thru 3-31-01; DFW 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-01; DFW 115-2001(Temp), f. 12-13-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02 thru 3-31-02; DFW 9-2002, f. & cert. ef. 2-1-02; DFW 11-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-8-02 thru 8-7-02; DFW 134-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 12-19-02 thru 4-1-03; DFW 8-2003(Temp), f. 1-27-03, cert. ef. 1-28-03 thru 4-1-03; DFW 10-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-3-03 thru 4-1-03; DFW 131-2003(Temp), f. 12-26-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04 thru 4-1-04; DFW 7-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-2-04 thru 4-1-04; DFW 130-2004(Temp), f. 12-23-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05 thru 4-1-05; DFW 7-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-22-05 thru 4-1-05; Administrative correction 4-20-05; DFW 145-2005(Temp), f. 12-21-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06 thru 3-31-06; DFW 3-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-27-06 thru 3-31-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 131-2006(Temp), f. 12-20-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07 thru 6-29-07; DFW 8-2007(Temp), f. 2-12-07, cert. ef. 2-13-07 thru 8-11-07; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 135-2007(Temp), f. 12-28-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08 thru 6-28-08; DFW 6-2008(Temp), f. 1-29-08, cert. ef. 1-31-08 thru 7-28-08; DFW 10-2008, f. & cert. ef. 2-11-08; DFW 14-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-21-08 thru 8-18-08; Administrative correction 9-29-08; DFW 148-2008(Temp), f. 12-19-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09 thru 6-29-09; DFW 6-2009(Temp), f. 1-30-09, cert. ef. 2-2-09 thru 8-1-09; Administrative correction 8-21-09; DFW 151-2009(Temp), f. 12-22-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10 thru 3-31-10; Administrative correction 4-21-10; DFW 166-2010(Temp), f. 12-28-10, cert. ef. 1-15-11 thru 7-13-11; Administrative correction 7-22-11; DFW 4-2012(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-30-12 thru 2-29-12; Administrative correction 3-20-12; DFW 7-2013(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 1-31-13 thru 2-28-13; Administrative correction, 3-20-13; DFW 6-2019, amend filed 01/23/2019, effective 1/23/2019

Statutory/Other Authority: ORS 183.325, ORS 506.109 & ORS 506.119

Statutes/Other Implemented: ORS 506.129 & ORS 507.030

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