Hunting, Angling and Trapping Regulations

ORS 498.257
Prohibition on possession, sale, trade or distribution of shark fins

  • exceptions


(1)

As used in this section:

(a)

“Shark fin” means the raw or dried fin or tail of a shark.

(b)

“Spiny dogfish” means a shark belonging to the family Squalidae in the order Squaliformes that has two spines, one anterior to each dorsal fin, and that does not have an anal fin.

(2)

A person may not possess, sell or offer for sale, trade or distribute a shark fin in this state.

(3)

This section does not apply to:

(a)

A person who possesses, sells or offers for sale, trades or distributes a shark fin from a spiny dogfish that was legally taken or landed under rules adopted by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife and in accordance with federal regulations; and

(b)

A person who holds a license or permit issued by the State Department of Fish and Wildlife under the wildlife laws to take a shark and who possesses, sells or offers for sale, trades or distributes a shark fin consistent with the terms of that license or permit. [2011 c.371 §4]
Chapter 498

Notes of Decisions

Sufficiency of uniform game citation is governed by [former] ORS 153.720, not by statutes applicable to indictments. State v. Herrera, 152 Or App 22, 952 P2d 566 (1998)


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