Or. Admin. R. 635-006-0209 - Sorting Required

(1) It is unlawful to fail to sort into the categories listed in sections (2) and (3) of this rule, prior to the first weighing after offloading, those groundfish species or species groups for which there is a trip limit, quota, harvest guideline, harvest cap, size limit, scientific sorting designation, Optimum Yield (OY) or Annual Catch Limit (ACL).
(2) Federal sorting requirements must be met for the following sectors:
(a) Trawl fisheries pursuant to 660.130(d), subpart D of the Code of Federal Regulations;
(b) Limited Entry Fixed Gear groundfish fisheries pursuant to 660.230(c), subpart E of the Code of Federal Regulations; and
(c) Open Access Fixed Gear groundfish fisheries pursuant to 660.330(c), subpart F of the Code of Federal Regulations.
(3) Nearshore species must be sorted into the following categories:
(a) Black rockfish;
(b) Black and Yellow rockfish;
(c) Blue rockfish;
(d) Brown rockfish;
(e) Cabezon;
(f) Calico rockfish;
(g) China rockfish;
(h) Copper rockfish;
(i) Gopher rockfish;
(j) Grass rockfish;
(k) Greenling;
(l) Kelp rockfish;
(m) Olive rockfish;
(n) Quillback rockfish;
(o) Tiger rockfish;
(p) Treefish;
(q) Vermilion rockfish.
(4) Blackspotted rockfish, rougheye rockfish, and shortraker rockfish must be sorted into the following categories:
(a) Blackspotted rockfish and rougheye rockfish;
(b) Shortraker rockfish.

Notes

Or. Admin. R. 635-006-0209
DFW 77-2012, f. 6-28-12, cert. ef. 7-1-12; DFW 4-2015, f. 1-13-15, cert. ef. 1/15/2015

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.162, 506.036, 506.109, 506.119 & 506.129

Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.109, 506.129 & 506.306

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