Licenses and Permits

ORS 508.505
Additional fees based on value of fish at time of landing

  • exceptions


Additional fees shall be collected by the State Fish and Wildlife Director in the amount prescribed by this section, except as provided in ORS 508.510 (Place where fish caught is immaterial). Every person operating within the state as a canner, buyer, bait dealer or wholesaler of any food fish or shellfish shall pay, in addition to all other licenses or fees provided by law, a fee equal to the value of the food fish at the point of landing multiplied by the following rates:


All salmon and steelhead, 3.15 percent.


All black rockfish, blue rockfish and nearshore fish, 5.00 percent.


All tuna, 1.09 percent.


All crab, 2.35 percent.


All shrimp, 2.40 percent.


All sardines, 2.25 percent.


All sablefish, 2.40 percent.


All whiting, 2.30 percent.


All other groundfish, 2.25 percent.


All other food fish and shellfish, 2.30 percent.


Only live, fresh or frozen in the round or dressed food fish or shellfish are subject to the fees provided in this section. “Dressed” includes but is not limited to beheaded, gutted, filleted, loined or shucked. However, frozen food fish or frozen shellfish received in a wrapped package to which a legible label is stamped or printed showing the name, address, brand or trade name of the original processor or wholesale distributor under which the package is marketed and the kind of frozen food fish or frozen shellfish contained therein, for distribution and ultimate sale in the original package are not subject to the fees provided in this section. [Formerly 508.305; 1969 c.172 §4; 1971 c.243 §1; 1973 c.768 §15; 1979 c.378 §1; 1989 c.166 §1; 1991 c.701 §2; 2003 c.809 §12; 2009 c.832 §24; 2015 c.779 §34]


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May 30, 2023