ORS 506.991
Criminal penalties


(1)

Except as otherwise provided by this section or other law, violation of any provision of the commercial fishing laws, or of any rule adopted by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission in carrying out the commercial fishing laws, is a Class A misdemeanor if the offense is committed with a culpable mental state.

(2)

Except as otherwise provided by this section or other law, violation of any provision of the commercial fishing laws, or of any rule adopted by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission in carrying out the commercial fishing laws, is a Class A violation if the offense is committed without a culpable mental state.

(3)

In lieu of the fine provided in ORS 161.635 (Fines for misdemeanors), and in addition to the imprisonment provided in ORS 161.615 (Maximum terms of imprisonment for misdemeanors), any violation of subsection (1) of this section is punishable as follows:

(a)

For the first conviction, a fine not to exceed $2,500.

(b)

For the second conviction within a 10-year period, a fine not to exceed $4,000.

(c)

For the third conviction within a 10-year period, a fine not to exceed $10,000.

(d)

For the fourth and subsequent convictions within a 10-year period, a fine not to exceed $25,000.

(4)

Violation of any provision of ORS 509.011 (Prohibited activities during closed season) that occurs more than 12 hours prior to or more than 12 hours subsequent to a season established under ORS 506.129 (Establishing seasons, amounts and manner of taking food fish) by the commission for the lawful taking of food fish when the total value of the food fish is $200 or more is a Class C felony.

(5)

In addition to the penalties of this section and notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 506.690 (Seizure, forfeiture and disposition of fish unlawfully taken), all fish or sexual products therefrom taken by or in the possession of any person sentenced under this section shall be seized and confiscated, condemned, and sold.

(6)

As used in this section, “culpable mental state” has the meaning given that term in ORS 161.085 (Definitions with respect to culpability). [1965 c.570 §56; 1975 c.517 §1; 1977 c.242 §4; 1977 c.353 §2; 1983 c.364 §2; 1993 c.699 §28; 1999 c.1051 §314; 2013 c.164 §7]

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