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Oregon Bulletin

May 1, 2012

Department of Fish and Wildlife, Chapter 635

Rule Caption: Amend Wildlife Control Operator Rules.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 25-2012

Filed with Sec. of State: 3-16-2012

Certified to be Effective: 3-16-12

Notice Publication Date: 2-1-2012

Rules Amended: 635-435-0000, 635-435-0005, 635-435-0010, 635-435-0015, 635-435-0025, 635-435-0030, 635-435-0035, 635-435-0040, 635-435-0060

Subject: Review, update and amend rules relating to wildlife control operators. Specific rule changes include but are not limited to: definitions, criteria for reinstatement after revocation and amendments that will make the rules consistent with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Rules which were adopted by the Commission on June 2, 2011.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-435-0000

Purpose

(1) The purpose of these rules is to:

(a) Streamline compliance requirements in ORS 498.012 while promoting sound wildlife management.

(b) Provide means for an agent to act on the behalf of a landowner or occupier to rid their home, business or land of wildlife which is causing damage, is a public nuisance or is posing a health risk, as defined in ORS 498.012.

(2) Any individual or business owner charging a fee to control wildlife which is causing damage, is a public nuisance or is posing a health risk must first obtain a Wildlife Control Operator Permit and must comply with all state Wildlife Control Operator regulations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS Ch., 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162 & 498.012
Stats. Implemented: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146, 496.162 & 498.012
Hist.: DFW 117-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-16-06; DFW 25-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-16-12

635-435-0005

Definitions

For the purposes of these rules the following definitions apply:

(1) “Euthanasia” means to humanely kill an animal as per the “2006 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Guidelines for Euthanasia of Nondomestic Animals.”

(2) “Nongame wildlife nonprotected” means any species that does not meet any of the following definitions: “game mammals” as defined in OAR 635-045-0002, “game birds” as defined in 635-045-0002, “furbearers” as defined in 635-045-0002, “threatened and endangered species” as listed in 635-100-0125, or “nongame wildlife protected” as defined in 635-044-0130 or is not otherwise protected by statute or law.

(3) “Nuisance” means the same as “Public Nuisance” as defined in ORS 498.012.

(4) “Possession” means to have physical possession or to otherwise exercise dominion over any wildlife or wildlife parts, and possession begins once the trap has been checked by the permittee or subpermittee.

(5)”Predatory animals” means coyotes, rabbits, rodents, and feral swine which are or may be destructive to agricultural crops, products and activities. This definition is applicable where wildlife is taken under the authority of one who owns leases, occupies, possesses or has charge or dominion over the land. On public land this typically includes one who has a grazing lease.

(6) “Prohibited Species” means wildlife that the commission has placed on the Prohibited list in its Wildlife Integrity Rules (OAR Chapter 635 Division 56).

(7) “Protected wildlife” means any species that meets any of the following definitions: “game mammals” as defined in OAR 635-045-0002, “game birds” as defined in 635-045-0002, “furbearers” as defined in 635-045-0002, “threatened and endangered species” as listed in 635-100-0125, or “nongame wildlife protected” as defined in 635-044-0130 or is otherwise protected by statute or law.

(8) “Wildlife Control Operator” means an individual or business charging a fee and acting as an agent for a property owner, legal occupant, local jurisdiction or agency to take wildlife for the purpose of controlling damage, alleviating nuisance problems, or resolving public health risk concerns.

Stat. Auth.: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: DFW 117-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-16-06; DFW 25-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-16-12

635-435-0010

Permit Required to Capture, Hold, Transport, or Relocate Wildlife

(1) A Wildlife Control Operator Permit from the Department is required prior to capturing, holding, transporting or relocating such wildlife. A permit is not required to capture, humanely euthanize or release on-site nongame wildlife nonprotected or species taken under authority of the predatory animal statute (ORS 610.105).

(2) A permit allows the permittee:

(a) Capture, hold, transport, or relocate furbearers (except raccoons).

(b) Capture, hold, transport, or relocate predatory animals, western gray squirrels, and

nongame wildlife nonprotected.

(c) Humanely euthanize or release on-site raccoons. A permit does not allow the permittee to relocate raccoons to other sites unless directed by the Department.

(d) These activities must be in compliance with conditions specified by these rules, the permit, and authorized by the Department.

(3) A permit does not authorize the permittee to intentionally capture, hold, transport or relocate:

(a) Game mammals, game birds or nongame wildlife protected. Game mammals, game birds or nongame wildlife protected caught incidentally must be released on-site.

EXCEPTION: Western gray squirrels.

(b) Species protected by other state or federal law. Species protected by other state or federal law caught incidentally must be released on site.

Stat. Auth.: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: DFW 117-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-16-06; DFW 25-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-16-12

635-435-0015

Passing a Test Required to Obtain Wildlife Control Operator Permit

(1) To obtain a Wildlife Control Operator permit, an individual or business owner must complete and submit an application form provided by the Department. An applicant must also pass a test administered by the Department with a score of 80% or greater. The test shall be based on a wildlife control training manual provided by the Department. If a permit has lapsed for more than two years or has been revoked, the individual or business owner must pass a test administered by the Department with a score of 80% or greater before the permit can be reinstated.

(2) A Wildlife Control Operator applicant (or sub-permittee) must be approved by the local Department district wildlife biologist or other local Department representative as meeting a need for wildlife control operator services in the area.

(3) A business owner may designate subpermittees on his or her permit. Subpermittees must be employed by the permitted business owner and must sign a form provided by the Department that indicates that the subpermittee has read and understands the training manual. Subpermittees are not required to pass a test. The permittee is responsible for any violations by a subpermittee of these rules. Subpermittees are subject to all requirements of these rules applicable to permittees. Permittee may add or remove a subpermittee at any time, and at his or her discretion, but must inform the Department of such changes in writing within 21 days.

(4) A subpermittee may be denied being added to a business permit if the subpermittee does not meet the conditions in OAR 635-435-0015(2).

(5) Permits are free of charge and are issued for the calendar year.

Stat. Auth.: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: DFW 117-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-16-06; DFW 25-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-16-12

635-435-0025

Ownership and Holding of Wildlife Held Under Wildlife Control Operator Permits

(1) All wildlife captured, held, transported or relocated under a Wildlife Control Operator Permit remains the property of the State of Oregon and cannot be sold, traded, bartered, or exchanged except as allowed by OAR chapter 635 division 200. Wildlife captured, held, transported or relocated under a permit cannot be intentionally displayed for public exhibit.

(2) Traps must be checked within the time periods specified in OAR chapter 635 division 50.

(3) Within 24 hours after coming into possession of wildlife as part of wildlife control activity, the permittee must release, relocate, or humanely euthanize the wildlife, or transport it to a person holding a Wildlife Rehabilitation Holding Permit who is willing to accept such wildlife. Lactating female wildlife or dependent infant(s) may be kept in possession up to 72 hours if necessary to keep the captured dependent infants or take other action to keep the family unit intact. Lactating female wildlife or dependent infant(s) may only be held longer than 72 hours if authorized by the Department

(4) If the permittee captures lactating female wildlife, the permittee must make reasonable efforts to verify the presence or absence of infants and to capture dependent infants.

(5) Once wildlife has been in possession 4 hours, the permittee must provide clean drinking water and replenish it at reasonable intervals.

Stat. Auth.: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: DFW 117-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-16-06; DFW 25-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-16-12

635-435-0030

Humane Euthanasia and Discarding of Wildlife Carcasses

(1) If any wildlife shows obvious symptoms of disease, the permittee must humanely euthanize or dispose of the wildlife as authorized by the Department

(2) A permittee may humanely euthanize wildlife without the assistance of a veterinarian. A permittee’s methods of humanely euthanizing live-captured or free-ranging wildlife must be consistent with the “2006 American Association of Zoo Veterinarians Guidelines for Euthanasia of Nondomestic Animals”.

(3) No permit is needed to humanely euthanize wildlife in accordance with ORS 498.016.

(4) When discarding wildlife carcasses, a permittee must follow Department directions. Disposal of wildlife parts must be done in a manner consistent with OAR chapter 635 division 200.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: DFW 117-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-16-06; DFW 25-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-16-12

635-435-0035

Relocation of Nuisance Wildlife

(1) A permittee must humanely euthanize prohibited species as identified in the Wildlife Integrity Rules (OAR 635-056-0050). Prohibited species cannot be relocated off site except to humanely euthanize them.

(2) A permittee must release raccoons on site or humanely euthanize them unless otherwise authorized by the local Department district biologist.

(3) Predatory animals, furbearers except raccoons and nongame wildlife nonprotected may be released on site, humanely euthanized or (as authorized by the Department) relocated into suitable habitat.

Stat. Auth.: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: DFW 117-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-16-06; DFW 80-2011(Temp), f. 6-29-11, cert. ef. 7-1-11 thru 12-28-11; DFW 25-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-16-12

635-435-0040

Transportation of Wildlife

(1) Permittees are authorized to transport permitted live wildlife for:

(a) Relocation into suitable habitat as specified by these rules and the permit, or

(b) Transport to a person holding a Rehabilitation Holding permit, or

(c) Humane euthanization of the animal.

(2) Permittees are authorized to transport permitted wildlife carcasses for disposal of the carcass as directed by the Department or for use of wildlife parts in compliance with OAR chapter 635, division 200.

(3) Permittees must provide all live wildlife with humane care during transport. When transporting live wildlife in a vehicle:

(a) The vehicles must be equipped to provide fresh air without injurious exhaust fumes, and with adequate protection from extreme weather that could cause morbidity or mortality.

(b) Wildlife must be protected from extremes in temperature that could cause morbidity or mortality.

(c) The cage or enclosure must be of sufficient strength to hold wildlife securely during transportation and to prevent escape.

(d) The interior of the cage must be free of defects including sharp points, objects or edges resulting from alterations, breakage or age of the trap and that could injure wildlife placed inside.

(e) With the exception of skunks, the cage must be of a size that assures the safety of the wildlife control operator and be large enough to ensure that each specimen has sufficient space to turn, stand, and lay naturally.

(f) More than one specimen must not be transported in the same cage or enclosure unless they are of the same species and were captured together in the same trap or capture device.

(g) A visual barrier must be placed between aggressive individuals.

(h) Wildlife must be of sufficient distance apart or shall have a divider placed between them to prevent any physical contact between specimens.

(i) Wildlife must not be placed in a cage or enclosure over other wildlife unless each cage is fitted with a floor or barrier which prevents excretions or body parts from entering lower cages or enclosures.

Stat. Auth.: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: DFW 117-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-16-06; DFW 25-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-16-12

635-435-0060

Cancellation or Non-Renewal of Permit

(1) Failure to comply with the record keeping, reporting, or other requirements of the Wildlife Control Operator Permit are grounds for cancellation or denial of renewal of the permit.

(2) The Department reserves the right to deny issuance of a Wildlife Control Operator Permit, to deny subpermittee(s), and to impose special permit conditions if the applicant or subpermittee is convicted of, or admits to, a violation of a wildlife law, or rule, or permit issued under the wildlife laws within the last five years.

(3) A permittee may appeal cancellation or non-renewal of a permit through a contested case hearing. The request for a contested case hearing on a proposed cancellation must be received by the Department within 21 days after service of notice (90 days for emergency cancellations). The request for hearing on a proposed non-renewal must be received by the Department within 60 days of notice. Final Orders in contested case hearings shall be issued by the Director.

Stat. Auth.: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Stats. Implemented: ORS Ch. 496.012, 496.138, 496.146 & 496.162
Hist.: DFW 117-2006, f. & cert. ef. 10-16-06; DFW 25-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-16-12


 

Rule Caption: Additional Commercial Gillnet Fishing Period for Youngs Bay Select Area of Columbia River.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 26-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 3-20-2012

Certified to be Effective: 3-21-12 thru 7-31-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-042-0145

Rules Suspended: 635-042-0145(T)

Subject: Rule amendments modify the start time and fishing period length in the previously authorized commercial gillnet fishery for the Youngs Bay Select Area of the Columbia River on March 25. Further amendments authorize an additional 4 hour fishing period from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. on Wednesday March 21, 2012. Modifications are consistent with the action taken March 20, 2012 by the State of Oregon.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-042-0145

Youngs Bay Salmon Season

(1) Salmon, white sturgeon, and shad may be taken for commercial purposes in those waters of Youngs Bay.

(a) The 2012 open fishing periods are established in three segments categorized as the winter fishery, subsection (1)(a)(A); the spring fishery, subsection (1)(a)(B); and summer fishery, subsection (1)(a)(C), as follows:

(A) Winter Season: Entire Youngs Bay: Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 12 through March 9 (12 days) starting at 12:00 noon through 6:00 a.m. the following morning (18 hours). Also, 6:00 p.m. until midnight Sunday March 11 (6 hours), 10:00 p.m. Thursday March 15 until 4:00 a.m. Friday March 16 (6 hours), 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday March 18 (4 Hours), 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday March 21 (4 hours) and 8:00 a.m. until noon Sunday March 25 (4 hours).

(B) Spring Season: Entire Youngs Bay: 6:00 p.m. to midnight Thursday, April 19 (6 hours); 6:00 p.m. Tuesday April 24 to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday April 25 (12 hours); 6:00 p.m. Thursday April 26 to 6:00 a.m. Friday April 27 (12 hours); Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until noon the following day (18 hours) beginning Sunday, April 29 through Friday, May 11 and Mondays at noon through Fridays at noon (4 days), beginning Monday, May 14 through Friday, June 15 (20 days total).

(C) Summer Season: Entire Youngs Bay: 6:00 a.m. Wednesdays to 6:00 a.m. Fridays (48 hours) beginning Wednesday June 20 through Friday July 27 (12 fishing days).

(b) The fishing areas for the winter, spring and summer fisheries are: From February 12 through March 25 and from April 19 through July 27, the fishing area is identified as the waters of Youngs Bay from the Highway 101 Bridge upstream to the upper boundary markers at the confluence of the Klaskanine and Youngs rivers; except for those waters which are closed southerly of the alternate Highway 101 Bridge (Lewis and Clark River).

(2) Gill nets may not exceed 1,500 feet (250 fathoms) in length and weight may not exceed two pounds per any fathom. A red cork must be placed on the corkline every 25 fathoms as measured from the first mesh of the net. Red corks at 25-fathom intervals must be in color contrast to the corks used in the remainder of the net.

(a) It is unlawful to use a gill net having a mesh size that is less than 7-inches during the winter season. It is unlawful to use a gill net having a mesh size that is more than 9.75-inches during the spring and summer seasons.

(b) The use of additional weights or anchors attached directly to the leadline is allowed upstream of markers located approximately 200 yards upstream of the mouth of the Walluski River during all Youngs Bay commercial fisheries.

(c) Nets not specifically authorized for use in these areas may be onboard a vessel if properly stored. A properly stored net is defined as a net on a drum that is fully covered by a tarp (canvas or plastic) and bound with a minimum of ten revolutions of rope with a diameter of 3/8 (0.375) inches or greater.

(3) A maximum of two white sturgeon may be possessed or sold by each participating vessel during each calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) that the fisheries are open. During the fishing periods identified in subsections (1)(a)(A), (1)(a)(B) and (1)(a)(C), the weekly white sturgeon limit applies to combined possessions and sales for all open Select Area fisheries.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.325, 506.109 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129 & 507.030
Hist.: FWC 32-1979, f. & ef. 8-22-79; FWC 28-1980, f. & ef. 6-23-80; FWC 42-1980(Temp), f. & ef. 8-22-80; FWC 30-1981, f. & ef. 8-14-81; FWC 42-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 11-5-81; FWC 54-1982, f. & ef. 8-17-82; FWC 37-1983, f. & ef. 8-18-83; FWC 61-1983(Temp), f. & ef. 10-19-83; FWC 42-1984, f. & ef. 8-20-84; FWC 39-1985, f. & ef. 8-15-85; FWC 37-1986, f. & ef. 8-11-86; FWC 72-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 10-31-86; FWC 64-1987, f. & ef. 8-7-87; FWC 73-1988, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-88; FWC 55-1989(Temp), f. 8-7-89, cert. ef. 8-20-89; FWC 82-1990(Temp), f. 8-14-90, cert. ef. 8-19-90; FWC 86-1991, f. 8-7-91, cert. ef. 8-18-91; FWC 123-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-21-91; FWC 30-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-27-92; FWC 35-1992(Temp), f. 5-22-92, cert. ef. 5-25-92; FWC 74-1992 (Temp), f. 8-10-92, cert. ef. 8-16-92; FWC 28-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-26-93; FWC 48-1993, f. 8-6-93, cert. ef. 8-9-93; FWC 21-1994(Temp), f. 4-22-94, cert. ef. 4-25-94; FWC 51-1994, f. 8-19-94, cert. ef. 8-22-94; FWC 64-1994(Temp), f. 9-14-94, cert. ef. 9-15-94; FWC 66-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-20-94; FWC 27-1995, f. 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; FWC 48-1995(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-5-95; FWC 66-1995, f. 8-22-95, cert. ef. 8-27-95; FWC 69-1995, f. 8-25-95, cert. ef. 8-27-95; FWC 8-1995, f. 2-28-96, cert. ef. 3-1-96; FWC 37-1996(Temp), f. 6-11-96, cert. ef. 6-12-96; FWC 41-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-96; FWC 45-1996(Temp), f. 8-16-96, cert. ef. 8-19-96; FWC 54-1996(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-23-96; FWC 4-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-30-97; FWC 47-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-97; DFW 8-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-5-98 thru 2-28-98; DFW 14-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-3-98; DFW 18-1998(Temp), f. 3-9-98, cert. ef. 3-11-98 thru 3-31-98; DFW 60-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-7-98 thru 8-21-98; DFW 67-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-98; DFW 10-1999, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-99; DFW 52-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99 thru 8-6-99; DFW 55-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-99; DFW 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-00; DFW 42-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-00; DFW 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-01; DFW 66-2001(Temp), f. 8-2-01, cert. ef. 8-6-01 thru 8-14-01; DFW 76-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-20-01 thru 10-31-01; DFW 106-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 15-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-20-02 thru 8-18-02; DFW 82-2002(Temp), f. 8-5-02, cert. ef. 8-7-02 thru 9-1-02; DFW 96-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-26-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 12-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-03; DFW 17-2003(Temp), f. 2-27-03, cert. ef. 3-1-03 thru 8-1-03; DFW 32-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-23-03 thru 8-1-03; DFW 34-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-24-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 36-2003(Temp), f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 37-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-7-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 75-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-1-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 89-2003(Temp), f. 9-8-03, cert. ef. 9-9-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 11-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; DFW 19-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-12-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 22-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-18-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 28-2004(Temp), f. 4-8-04 cert. ef. 4-12-04 thru 4-15-04; DFW 39-2004(Temp), f. 5-5-04, cert.ef. 5-6-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 44-2004(Temp), f. 5-17-04, cert. ef. 5-20-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 79-2004(Temp), f. 8-2-04, cert. ef. 8-3-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 109-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-19-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 15-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 18-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-05 thru 3-21-05; Administrative correction 4-20-05; DFW 27-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-20-05 thru 6-15-05; DFW 28-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-28-05 thru 6-16-05; DFW 37-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-5-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 40-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-10-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 46-2005(Temp), f. 5-17-05, cert. ef. 5-18-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 73-2005(Temp), f. 7-8-05, cert. ef. 7-11-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 77-2005(Temp), f. 7-14-05, cert. ef. 7-18-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 85-2005(Temp), f. 8-1-05, cert. ef. 8-3-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 109-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-19-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 110-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-26-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 116-2005(Temp), f. 10-4-05, cert. ef. 10-5-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 120-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-11-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 124-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-05 thru 12-31-05; Administrative correction 1-20-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 14-2006(Temp), f. 3-15-06, cert. ef. 3-16-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 15-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-23-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 17-2006(Temp), f. 3-29-06, cert. ef. 3-30-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 29-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-16-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 32-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-23-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 35-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-30-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 52-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-28-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 73-2006(Temp), f. 8-1-06, cert. ef. 8-2-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 103-2006(Temp), f. 9-15-06, cert. ef. 9-18-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 119-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-06 thru 12-31-06; Administrative correction 1-16-07; DFW 7-2007(Temp), f. 1-31-07, cert. ef. 2-1-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 13-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-6-07 thru 9-1-07; DFW 16-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-14-07 thru 9-9-07; DFW 25-2007(Temp), f. 4-17-07, cert. ef. 4-18-07 thru 7-26-07; DFW 45-2007(Temp), f. 6-15-07, cert. ef. 6-25-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 50-2007(Temp), f. 6-29-07, cert. ef. 7-4-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 61-2007(Temp), f. 7-30-07, cert. ef. 8-1-07 thru 10-31-07; DFW 108-2007(Temp), f. 10-12-07, cert. ef. 10-14-07 thru 12-31-07; Administrative correction 1-24-08; DFW 6-2008(Temp), f. 1-29-08, cert. ef. 1-31-08 thru 7-28-08; DFW 16-2008(Temp), f. 2-26-08, cert. ef. 3-2-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 30-2008(Temp), f. 3-27-08, cert. ef. 3-30-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 48-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 58-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-4-08 thru 8-31-08; DFW 85-2008(Temp), f. 7-24-08, cert. ef. 8-1-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 108-2008(Temp), f. 9-8-08, cert. ef. 9-9-08 thru 12-31-08; Administrative correction 1-23-09; DFW 12-2009(Temp), f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 2-15-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 24-2009(Temp), f. 3-10-09, cert. ef. 3-11-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 49-2009(Temp), f. 5-14-09, cert. ef 5-17-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 89-2009(Temp), f. 8-3-09, cert. ef. 8-4-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 107-2009(Temp), f. 9-2-09, cert. ef. 9-5-09 thru 10-31-09; Administrative correction 11-19-09; DFW 17-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-22-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 20-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-26-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 30-2010(Temp), f. 3-11-10, cert. ef. 3-14-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 35-2010(Temp), f. 3-23-10, cert. ef. 3-24-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 40-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-1-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 46-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-21-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 53-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-4-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 57-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-11-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 69-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 113-2010(Temp), f. 8-2-10, cert. ef. 8-4-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 129-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-10-10 thru 10-31-10; Administrative correction 11-23-10; DFW 12-2011(Temp), f. 2-10-11, cert. ef. 2-13-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 23-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-11; DFW 32-2011(Temp), f. 4-20-11, cert. ef. 4-21-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 35-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-28-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 46-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 52-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 76-2011(Temp), f. 6-24-11, cert. ef. 6-27-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 106-2011(Temp), f. 8-2-11, cert. ef. 8-3-11 thru 10-31-11; DFW 121-2011(Temp), f. 8-29-11, cert. ef. 9-5-11 thru 10-31-11; Administrative correction, 11-18-11; DFW 12-2012(Temp), f. 2-8-12, cert. ef. 2-12-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 24-2012(Temp), f. 3-15-12, cert. ef. 3-18-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 26-2012(Temp), f. 3-20-12, cert. ef. 3-21-12 thru 7-31-12


 

Rule Caption: Additional Commercial Gillnet Fishing Period for Youngs Bay Select Area Authorized.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 27-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 3-27-2012

Certified to be Effective: 3-29-12 thru 7-31-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-042-0145

Rules Suspended: 635-042-0145(T)

Subject: Rule amendments authorize an additional 4-hour fishing period in the ongoing commercial gillnet fishery for the Youngs Bay Select Area of the Columbia River on March 29. This additional 4 hour fishing period will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2012. Modifications are consistent with the action taken March 27, 2012 by the State of Oregon.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-042-0145

Youngs Bay Salmon Season

(1) Salmon, white sturgeon, and shad may be taken for commercial purposes in those waters of Youngs Bay.

(a) The 2012 open fishing periods are established in three segments categorized as the winter fishery, subsection (1)(a)(A); the spring fishery, subsection (1)(a)(B); and summer fishery, subsection (1)(a)(C), as follows:

(A) Winter Season: Entire Youngs Bay: Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 12 through March 9 (12 days) starting at 12:00 noon through 6:00 a.m. the following morning (18 hours). Also, 6:00 p.m. until midnight Sunday March 11 (6 hours), 10:00 p.m. Thursday March 15 until 4:00 a.m. Friday March 16 (6 hours), 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday March 18 (4 Hours), 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday March 21 (4 hours); 8:00 a.m. until noon Sunday March 25 (4 hours); and 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 29, (4 hours).

(B) Spring Season: Entire Youngs Bay: 6:00 p.m. to midnight Thursday, April 19 (6 hours); 6:00 p.m. Tuesday April 24 to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday April 25 (12 hours); 6:00 p.m. Thursday April 26 to 6:00 a.m. Friday April 27 (12 hours); Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until noon the following day (18 hours) beginning Sunday, April 29 through Friday, May 11 and Mondays at noon through Fridays at noon (4 days), beginning Monday, May 14 through Friday, June 15 (20 days total).

(C) Summer Season: Entire Youngs Bay: 6:00 a.m. Wednesdays to 6:00 a.m. Fridays (48 hours) beginning Wednesday June 20 through Friday July 27 (12 fishing days).

(b) The fishing areas for the winter, spring and summer fisheries are: From February 12 through March 29 and from April 19 through July 27, the fishing area is identified as the waters of Youngs Bay from the Highway 101 Bridge upstream to the upper boundary markers at the confluence of the Klaskanine and Youngs rivers; except for those waters which are closed southerly of the alternate Highway 101 Bridge (Lewis and Clark River).

(2) Gill nets may not exceed 1,500 feet (250 fathoms) in length and weight may not exceed two pounds per any fathom. A red cork must be placed on the corkline every 25 fathoms as measured from the first mesh of the net. Red corks at 25-fathom intervals must be in color contrast to the corks used in the remainder of the net.

(a) It is unlawful to use a gill net having a mesh size that is less than 7-inches during the winter season. It is unlawful to use a gill net having a mesh size that is more than 9.75-inches during the spring and summer seasons.

(b) The use of additional weights or anchors attached directly to the leadline is allowed upstream of markers located approximately 200 yards upstream of the mouth of the Walluski River during all Youngs Bay commercial fisheries.

(c) Nets not specifically authorized for use in these areas may be onboard a vessel if properly stored. A properly stored net is defined as a net on a drum that is fully covered by a tarp (canvas or plastic) and bound with a minimum of ten revolutions of rope with a diameter of 3/8 (0.375) inches or greater.

(3) A maximum of two white sturgeon may be possessed or sold by each participating vessel during each calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) that the fisheries are open. During the fishing periods identified in subsections (1)(a)(A), (1)(a)(B) and (1)(a)(C), the weekly white sturgeon limit applies to combined possessions and sales for all open Select Area fisheries.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.325, 506.109 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129 & 507.030
Hist.: FWC 32-1979, f. & ef. 8-22-79; FWC 28-1980, f. & ef. 6-23-80; FWC 42-1980(Temp), f. & ef. 8-22-80; FWC 30-1981, f. & ef. 8-14-81; FWC 42-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 11-5-81; FWC 54-1982, f. & ef. 8-17-82; FWC 37-1983, f. & ef. 8-18-83; FWC 61-1983(Temp), f. & ef. 10-19-83; FWC 42-1984, f. & ef. 8-20-84; FWC 39-1985, f. & ef. 8-15-85; FWC 37-1986, f. & ef. 8-11-86; FWC 72-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 10-31-86; FWC 64-1987, f. & ef. 8-7-87; FWC 73-1988, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-88; FWC 55-1989(Temp), f. 8-7-89, cert. ef. 8-20-89; FWC 82-1990(Temp), f. 8-14-90, cert. ef. 8-19-90; FWC 86-1991, f. 8-7-91, cert. ef. 8-18-91; FWC 123-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-21-91; FWC 30-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-27-92; FWC 35-1992(Temp), f. 5-22-92, cert. ef. 5-25-92; FWC 74-1992 (Temp), f. 8-10-92, cert. ef. 8-16-92; FWC 28-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-26-93; FWC 48-1993, f. 8-6-93, cert. ef. 8-9-93; FWC 21-1994(Temp), f. 4-22-94, cert. ef. 4-25-94; FWC 51-1994, f. 8-19-94, cert. ef. 8-22-94; FWC 64-1994(Temp), f. 9-14-94, cert. ef. 9-15-94; FWC 66-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-20-94; FWC 27-1995, f. 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; FWC 48-1995(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-5-95; FWC 66-1995, f. 8-22-95, cert. ef. 8-27-95; FWC 69-1995, f. 8-25-95, cert. ef. 8-27-95; FWC 8-1995, f. 2-28-96, cert. ef. 3-1-96; FWC 37-1996(Temp), f. 6-11-96, cert. ef. 6-12-96; FWC 41-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-96; FWC 45-1996(Temp), f. 8-16-96, cert. ef. 8-19-96; FWC 54-1996(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-23-96; FWC 4-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-30-97; FWC 47-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-97; DFW 8-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-5-98 thru 2-28-98; DFW 14-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-3-98; DFW 18-1998(Temp), f. 3-9-98, cert. ef. 3-11-98 thru 3-31-98; DFW 60-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-7-98 thru 8-21-98; DFW 67-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-98; DFW 10-1999, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-99; DFW 52-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99 thru 8-6-99; DFW 55-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-99; DFW 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-00; DFW 42-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-00; DFW 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-01; DFW 66-2001(Temp), f. 8-2-01, cert. ef. 8-6-01 thru 8-14-01; DFW 76-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-20-01 thru 10-31-01; DFW 106-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 15-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-20-02 thru 8-18-02; DFW 82-2002(Temp), f. 8-5-02, cert. ef. 8-7-02 thru 9-1-02; DFW 96-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-26-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 12-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-03; DFW 17-2003(Temp), f. 2-27-03, cert. ef. 3-1-03 thru 8-1-03; DFW 32-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-23-03 thru 8-1-03; DFW 34-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-24-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 36-2003(Temp), f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 37-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-7-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 75-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-1-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 89-2003(Temp), f. 9-8-03, cert. ef. 9-9-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 11-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; DFW 19-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-12-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 22-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-18-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 28-2004(Temp), f. 4-8-04 cert. ef. 4-12-04 thru 4-15-04; DFW 39-2004(Temp), f. 5-5-04, cert.ef. 5-6-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 44-2004(Temp), f. 5-17-04, cert. ef. 5-20-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 79-2004(Temp), f. 8-2-04, cert. ef. 8-3-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 109-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-19-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 15-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 18-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-05 thru 3-21-05; Administrative correction 4-20-05; DFW 27-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-20-05 thru 6-15-05; DFW 28-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-28-05 thru 6-16-05; DFW 37-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-5-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 40-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-10-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 46-2005(Temp), f. 5-17-05, cert. ef. 5-18-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 73-2005(Temp), f. 7-8-05, cert. ef. 7-11-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 77-2005(Temp), f. 7-14-05, cert. ef. 7-18-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 85-2005(Temp), f. 8-1-05, cert. ef. 8-3-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 109-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-19-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 110-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-26-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 116-2005(Temp), f. 10-4-05, cert. ef. 10-5-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 120-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-11-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 124-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-05 thru 12-31-05; Administrative correction 1-20-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 14-2006(Temp), f. 3-15-06, cert. ef. 3-16-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 15-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-23-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 17-2006(Temp), f. 3-29-06, cert. ef. 3-30-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 29-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-16-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 32-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-23-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 35-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-30-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 52-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-28-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 73-2006(Temp), f. 8-1-06, cert. ef. 8-2-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 103-2006(Temp), f. 9-15-06, cert. ef. 9-18-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 119-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-06 thru 12-31-06; Administrative correction 1-16-07; DFW 7-2007(Temp), f. 1-31-07, cert. ef. 2-1-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 13-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-6-07 thru 9-1-07; DFW 16-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-14-07 thru 9-9-07; DFW 25-2007(Temp), f. 4-17-07, cert. ef. 4-18-07 thru 7-26-07; DFW 45-2007(Temp), f. 6-15-07, cert. ef. 6-25-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 50-2007(Temp), f. 6-29-07, cert. ef. 7-4-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 61-2007(Temp), f. 7-30-07, cert. ef. 8-1-07 thru 10-31-07; DFW 108-2007(Temp), f. 10-12-07, cert. ef. 10-14-07 thru 12-31-07; Administrative correction 1-24-08; DFW 6-2008(Temp), f. 1-29-08, cert. ef. 1-31-08 thru 7-28-08; DFW 16-2008(Temp), f. 2-26-08, cert. ef. 3-2-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 30-2008(Temp), f. 3-27-08, cert. ef. 3-30-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 48-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 58-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-4-08 thru 8-31-08; DFW 85-2008(Temp), f. 7-24-08, cert. ef. 8-1-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 108-2008(Temp), f. 9-8-08, cert. ef. 9-9-08 thru 12-31-08; Administrative correction 1-23-09; DFW 12-2009(Temp), f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 2-15-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 24-2009(Temp), f. 3-10-09, cert. ef. 3-11-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 49-2009(Temp), f. 5-14-09, cert. ef 5-17-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 89-2009(Temp), f. 8-3-09, cert. ef. 8-4-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 107-2009(Temp), f. 9-2-09, cert. ef. 9-5-09 thru 10-31-09; Administrative correction 11-19-09; DFW 17-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-22-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 20-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-26-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 30-2010(Temp), f. 3-11-10, cert. ef. 3-14-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 35-2010(Temp), f. 3-23-10, cert. ef. 3-24-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 40-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-1-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 46-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-21-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 53-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-4-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 57-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-11-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 69-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 113-2010(Temp), f. 8-2-10, cert. ef. 8-4-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 129-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-10-10 thru 10-31-10; Administrative correction 11-23-10; DFW 12-2011(Temp), f. 2-10-11, cert. ef. 2-13-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 23-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-11; DFW 32-2011(Temp), f. 4-20-11, cert. ef. 4-21-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 35-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-28-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 46-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 52-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 76-2011(Temp), f. 6-24-11, cert. ef. 6-27-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 106-2011(Temp), f. 8-2-11, cert. ef. 8-3-11 thru 10-31-11; DFW 121-2011(Temp), f. 8-29-11, cert. ef. 9-5-11 thru 10-31-11; Administrative correction, 11-18-11; DFW 12-2012(Temp), f. 2-8-12, cert. ef. 2-12-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 24-2012(Temp), f. 3-15-12, cert. ef. 3-18-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 26-2012(Temp), f. 3-20-12, cert. ef. 3-21-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 27-2012(Temp), f. 3-27-12, cert. ef. 3-29-12 thru 7-31-12


 

Rule Caption: Commercial Gillnet Fishing Period In Youngs Bay Select Area Authorized for April 1st.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 28-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 3-30-2012

Certified to be Effective: 4-1-12 thru 7-31-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-042-0145

Rules Suspended: 635-042-0145(T)

Subject: Rule amendments authorize an additional 4-hour fishing period for the ongoing commercial gillnet fishery in the Youngs Bay Select Area of the Columbia River on April 1. This additional 4 hour fishing period will begin at 1:00 p.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. Sunday, April 1, 2012. Modifications are consistent with the action taken March 30, 2012 by the State of Oregon.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-042-0145

Youngs Bay Salmon Season

(1) Salmon, white sturgeon, and shad may be taken for commercial purposes in those waters of Youngs Bay.

(a) The 2012 open fishing periods are established in three segments categorized as the winter fishery, subsection (1)(a)(A); the spring fishery, subsection (1)(a)(B); and summer fishery, subsection (1)(a)(C), as follows:

(A) Winter Season: Entire Youngs Bay: Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 12 through March 9 (12 days) starting at 12:00 noon through 6:00 a.m. the following morning (18 hours). Also, 6:00 p.m. until midnight Sunday March 11 (6 hours); 10:00 p.m. Thursday March 15 until 4:00 a.m. Friday March 16 (6 hours); 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday March 18 (4 Hours); 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday March 21 (4 hours); 8:00 a.m. until noon Sunday March 25 (4 hours); 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 29 (4 hours); and 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday April 1 (4 hours).

(B) Spring Season: Entire Youngs Bay: 6:00 p.m. to midnight Thursday, April 19 (6 hours); 6:00 p.m. Tuesday April 24 to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday April 25 (12 hours); 6:00 p.m. Thursday April 26 to 6:00 a.m. Friday April 27 (12 hours); Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until noon the following day (18 hours) beginning Sunday, April 29 through Friday, May 11 and Mondays at noon through Fridays at noon (4 days), beginning Monday, May 14 through Friday, June 15 (20 days total).

(C) Summer Season: Entire Youngs Bay: 6:00 a.m. Wednesdays to 6:00 a.m. Fridays (48 hours) beginning Wednesday June 20 through Friday July 27 (12 fishing days).

(b) The fishing areas for the winter, spring and summer fisheries are: From February 12 through April 1 and from April 19 through July 27, the fishing area is identified as the waters of Youngs Bay from the Highway 101 Bridge upstream to the upper boundary markers at the confluence of the Klaskanine and Youngs rivers; except for those waters which are closed southerly of the alternate Highway 101 Bridge (Lewis and Clark River).

(2) Gill nets may not exceed 1,500 feet (250 fathoms) in length and weight may not exceed two pounds per any fathom. A red cork must be placed on the corkline every 25 fathoms as measured from the first mesh of the net. Red corks at 25-fathom intervals must be in color contrast to the corks used in the remainder of the net.

(a) It is unlawful to use a gill net having a mesh size that is less than 7-inches during the winter season. It is unlawful to use a gill net having a mesh size that is more than 9.75-inches during the spring and summer seasons.

(b) The use of additional weights or anchors attached directly to the leadline is allowed upstream of markers located approximately 200 yards upstream of the mouth of the Walluski River during all Youngs Bay commercial fisheries.

(c) Nets not specifically authorized for use in these areas may be onboard a vessel if properly stored. A properly stored net is defined as a net on a drum that is fully covered by a tarp (canvas or plastic) and bound with a minimum of ten revolutions of rope with a diameter of 3/8 (0.375) inches or greater.

(3) A maximum of two white sturgeon may be possessed or sold by each participating vessel during each calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) that the fisheries are open. During the fishing periods identified in subsections (1)(a)(A), (1)(a)(B) and (1)(a)(C), the weekly white sturgeon limit applies to combined possessions and sales for all open Select Area fisheries.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.325, 506.109 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129 & 507.030
Hist.: FWC 32-1979, f. & ef. 8-22-79; FWC 28-1980, f. & ef. 6-23-80; FWC 42-1980(Temp), f. & ef. 8-22-80; FWC 30-1981, f. & ef. 8-14-81; FWC 42-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 11-5-81; FWC 54-1982, f. & ef. 8-17-82; FWC 37-1983, f. & ef. 8-18-83; FWC 61-1983(Temp), f. & ef. 10-19-83; FWC 42-1984, f. & ef. 8-20-84; FWC 39-1985, f. & ef. 8-15-85; FWC 37-1986, f. & ef. 8-11-86; FWC 72-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 10-31-86; FWC 64-1987, f. & ef. 8-7-87; FWC 73-1988, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-88; FWC 55-1989(Temp), f. 8-7-89, cert. ef. 8-20-89; FWC 82-1990(Temp), f. 8-14-90, cert. ef. 8-19-90; FWC 86-1991, f. 8-7-91, cert. ef. 8-18-91; FWC 123-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-21-91; FWC 30-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-27-92; FWC 35-1992(Temp), f. 5-22-92, cert. ef. 5-25-92; FWC 74-1992 (Temp), f. 8-10-92, cert. ef. 8-16-92; FWC 28-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-26-93; FWC 48-1993, f. 8-6-93, cert. ef. 8-9-93; FWC 21-1994(Temp), f. 4-22-94, cert. ef. 4-25-94; FWC 51-1994, f. 8-19-94, cert. ef. 8-22-94; FWC 64-1994(Temp), f. 9-14-94, cert. ef. 9-15-94; FWC 66-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-20-94; FWC 27-1995, f. 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; FWC 48-1995(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-5-95; FWC 66-1995, f. 8-22-95, cert. ef. 8-27-95; FWC 69-1995, f. 8-25-95, cert. ef. 8-27-95; FWC 8-1995, f. 2-28-96, cert. ef. 3-1-96; FWC 37-1996(Temp), f. 6-11-96, cert. ef. 6-12-96; FWC 41-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-96; FWC 45-1996(Temp), f. 8-16-96, cert. ef. 8-19-96; FWC 54-1996(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-23-96; FWC 4-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-30-97; FWC 47-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-97; DFW 8-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-5-98 thru 2-28-98; DFW 14-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-3-98; DFW 18-1998(Temp), f. 3-9-98, cert. ef. 3-11-98 thru 3-31-98; DFW 60-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-7-98 thru 8-21-98; DFW 67-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-98; DFW 10-1999, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-99; DFW 52-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99 thru 8-6-99; DFW 55-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-99; DFW 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-00; DFW 42-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-00; DFW 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-01; DFW 66-2001(Temp), f. 8-2-01, cert. ef. 8-6-01 thru 8-14-01; DFW 76-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-20-01 thru 10-31-01; DFW 106-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 15-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-20-02 thru 8-18-02; DFW 82-2002(Temp), f. 8-5-02, cert. ef. 8-7-02 thru 9-1-02; DFW 96-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-26-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 12-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-03; DFW 17-2003(Temp), f. 2-27-03, cert. ef. 3-1-03 thru 8-1-03; DFW 32-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-23-03 thru 8-1-03; DFW 34-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-24-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 36-2003(Temp), f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 37-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-7-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 75-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-1-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 89-2003(Temp), f. 9-8-03, cert. ef. 9-9-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 11-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; DFW 19-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-12-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 22-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-18-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 28-2004(Temp), f. 4-8-04 cert. ef. 4-12-04 thru 4-15-04; DFW 39-2004(Temp), f. 5-5-04, cert.ef. 5-6-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 44-2004(Temp), f. 5-17-04, cert. ef. 5-20-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 79-2004(Temp), f. 8-2-04, cert. ef. 8-3-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 109-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-19-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 15-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 18-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-05 thru 3-21-05; Administrative correction 4-20-05; DFW 27-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-20-05 thru 6-15-05; DFW 28-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-28-05 thru 6-16-05; DFW 37-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-5-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 40-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-10-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 46-2005(Temp), f. 5-17-05, cert. ef. 5-18-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 73-2005(Temp), f. 7-8-05, cert. ef. 7-11-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 77-2005(Temp), f. 7-14-05, cert. ef. 7-18-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 85-2005(Temp), f. 8-1-05, cert. ef. 8-3-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 109-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-19-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 110-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-26-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 116-2005(Temp), f. 10-4-05, cert. ef. 10-5-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 120-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-11-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 124-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-05 thru 12-31-05; Administrative correction 1-20-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 14-2006(Temp), f. 3-15-06, cert. ef. 3-16-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 15-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-23-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 17-2006(Temp), f. 3-29-06, cert. ef. 3-30-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 29-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-16-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 32-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-23-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 35-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-30-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 52-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-28-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 73-2006(Temp), f. 8-1-06, cert. ef. 8-2-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 103-2006(Temp), f. 9-15-06, cert. ef. 9-18-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 119-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-06 thru 12-31-06; Administrative correction 1-16-07; DFW 7-2007(Temp), f. 1-31-07, cert. ef. 2-1-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 13-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-6-07 thru 9-1-07; DFW 16-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-14-07 thru 9-9-07; DFW 25-2007(Temp), f. 4-17-07, cert. ef. 4-18-07 thru 7-26-07; DFW 45-2007(Temp), f. 6-15-07, cert. ef. 6-25-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 50-2007(Temp), f. 6-29-07, cert. ef. 7-4-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 61-2007(Temp), f. 7-30-07, cert. ef. 8-1-07 thru 10-31-07; DFW 108-2007(Temp), f. 10-12-07, cert. ef. 10-14-07 thru 12-31-07; Administrative correction 1-24-08; DFW 6-2008(Temp), f. 1-29-08, cert. ef. 1-31-08 thru 7-28-08; DFW 16-2008(Temp), f. 2-26-08, cert. ef. 3-2-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 30-2008(Temp), f. 3-27-08, cert. ef. 3-30-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 48-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 58-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-4-08 thru 8-31-08; DFW 85-2008(Temp), f. 7-24-08, cert. ef. 8-1-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 108-2008(Temp), f. 9-8-08, cert. ef. 9-9-08 thru 12-31-08; Administrative correction 1-23-09; DFW 12-2009(Temp), f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 2-15-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 24-2009(Temp), f. 3-10-09, cert. ef. 3-11-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 49-2009(Temp), f. 5-14-09, cert. ef 5-17-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 89-2009(Temp), f. 8-3-09, cert. ef. 8-4-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 107-2009(Temp), f. 9-2-09, cert. ef. 9-5-09 thru 10-31-09; Administrative correction 11-19-09; DFW 17-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-22-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 20-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-26-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 30-2010(Temp), f. 3-11-10, cert. ef. 3-14-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 35-2010(Temp), f. 3-23-10, cert. ef. 3-24-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 40-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-1-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 46-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-21-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 53-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-4-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 57-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-11-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 69-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 113-2010(Temp), f. 8-2-10, cert. ef. 8-4-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 129-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-10-10 thru 10-31-10; Administrative correction 11-23-10; DFW 12-2011(Temp), f. 2-10-11, cert. ef. 2-13-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 23-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-11; DFW 32-2011(Temp), f. 4-20-11, cert. ef. 4-21-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 35-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-28-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 46-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 52-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 76-2011(Temp), f. 6-24-11, cert. ef. 6-27-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 106-2011(Temp), f. 8-2-11, cert. ef. 8-3-11 thru 10-31-11; DFW 121-2011(Temp), f. 8-29-11, cert. ef. 9-5-11 thru 10-31-11; Administrative correction, 11-18-11; DFW 12-2012(Temp), f. 2-8-12, cert. ef. 2-12-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 24-2012(Temp), f. 3-15-12, cert. ef. 3-18-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 26-2012(Temp), f. 3-20-12, cert. ef. 3-21-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 27-2012(Temp), f. 3-27-12, cert. ef. 3-29-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 28-2012(Temp), f. 3-30-12, cert. ef. 4-1-12 thru 7-31-12


 

Rule Caption: 2012 Commercial Spring Chinook Fishery in the Mainstem Columbia River.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 29-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-2-2012

Certified to be Effective: 4-3-12 thru 4-30-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-042-0022

Subject: This amended rule allows a non-Indian commercial spring Chinook fishery in the mainstem Columbia River to commence on April 3, 2012 from the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to Beacon Rock (Zones 1 thru 5). The authorized drift gillnet fishing period is from 7:00 a.m. thru 7:00 p.m. (12 hours). Modifications are consistent with joint state action taken April 2, 2012 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-042-0022

Spring Chinook Gillnet and Tangle Net Fisheries

(1) Adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, white sturgeon and shad may be taken by drift tangle net for commercial purposes from the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to Beacon Rock (Zones 1-5) during the period: Tuesday, April 3, 2012 from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. (12 hours).

(a) Individual fishing periods will not exceed sixteen hours in length during small mesh fisheries and twenty-four hours in length during large mesh fisheries.

(b) A maximum of six (6) White sturgeon may be possessed or sold by each participating vessel during each calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) that the fishery is open. The weekly white sturgeon sales limit applies to the mainstem Columbia River only. Select Area fisheries remain under a two white sturgeon weekly retention limit.

(c) Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited.

(2) An adipose fin clip salmon is defined as a hatchery salmon with a clipped adipose fin and having a healed scar at the location of the fin. The adipose fin is the small fatty fin on salmonids located between the dorsal fin and tail.

(3) During the spring Chinook gillnet fishery:

(a) It is unlawful to use a gillnet having a mesh size less than 8 inches or more than 9 3/4 inches.

(b) Mesh size for the fishery is determined as described in OAR 635-042-0010(4).

(4) During the spring Chinook tangle net fishery:

(a) It is unlawful to use other than a single-wall multi-filament net. Monofilament tangle nets are not allowed. Maximum mesh size is 4 1/4 inches stretched taut. Nets not specifically authorized for use in this fishery may be onboard the vessel if properly stored. A properly stored net is defined as a net on a drum that is fully covered by a tarp (canvas or plastic) and bound with a minimum of ten revolutions of rope with a diameter of 3/8 (0.375) inches or greater. Other permanent gear regulations remain in effect.

(b) Mesh size is determined by placing three consecutive meshes under hand tension and the measurement is taken from the inside of one vertical knot to the outside of the opposite vertical knot of the center mesh. Hand tension means sufficient linear tension to draw opposing knots of meshes into contact.

(5) Nets shall not exceed 900 feet (150 fathoms) in length. A red cork must be placed on the corkline every 25 fathoms as measured from the first mesh of the net. Red corks at 25 fathom intervals must be in color contrast to the corks used in the remainder of the net.

(6) On tangle nets, an optional use of a steelhead excluder panel of mesh may be hung between the corkline and the 4 1/4 inch maximum mesh size tangle net. The excluder panel web must be a minimum mesh size of 12 inches when stretched taut under hand tension. Monofilament mesh is allowed for the excluder panel. The excluder panel (including any associated hangings) must be a minimum of 5 linear feet in depth and not exceed 10 linear feet in depth, as measured from the corkline to the upper margin of the tangle net mesh as the net hangs naturally from a taut corkline. Weedlines or droppers (bobber-type) may be used in place of the steelhead excluder panel. A weedline-type excluder means the net is suspended below the corkline by lines of no less than five feet in length between the corkline and the upper margin of the tangle net. A dropper-type excluder means the entire net is suspended below the surface of the water by lines of no less than five feet in length extending from individual surface floats to a submersed corkline. The corkline cannot be capable of floating the net in its entirety (including the leadline) independent of the attached floats. Weedlines or droppers must extend a minimum of 5 feet above the 4 1/4 inch maximum mesh size tangle net.

(a) Tangle nets constructed with a steelhead excluder panel, weedlines, or droppers, may extend to a maximum length of 1,050 feet (175 fathoms).

(b) Tangle nets constructed with a steelhead excluder panel, weedlines, or droppers, along with a red cork every 25 fathoms as required in section (5) above, must have two red corks at each end of the net.

(7) There are no restrictions on the hang ratio. The hang ratio is used to horizontally add slack to the net. The hang ratio is determined by the length of the web per length of the corkline.

(8) There are no restrictions on the use of slackers or stringers to slacken the net vertically.

(9) Nets shall be fished for no longer than 45 minutes per set. The time of fishing is measured from when the first mesh of the net is deployed into the water until the last mesh of the net is fully retrieved from the water.

(10) It is unlawful for a net in whole or in part to be anchored, tied, staked, fixed, or attached to the bottom, shore, or a beached boat; left unattended at any time it is fished; or attended by more than one boat while being fished.

(11) It is unlawful to fish more than one net from a licensed commercial fishing boat at any one time.

(12) Nets fished from sunset to sunrise shall have lighted buoys on both ends of the net unless the net is attached to the boat then one lighted buoy on the opposite end of the net from the boat is required.

(13) Non-legal sturgeon, nonadipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, and steelhead must be released immediately with care and the least possible injury to the fish to the river without violence or into an operating recovery box.

(a) One operating recovery box with two chambers or two operating recovery boxes with one chamber each to aid survival of released fish must be on board each fishing vessel participating in the fishery. Recovery boxes shall be operating during any time that a net is being retrieved or picked.

(b) Non-adipose fin-clipped salmon and all steelhead that are bleeding, in lethargic condition, or appearing dead must be placed in the recovery box for rehabilitation purposes prior to release to the river.

(c) Each chamber of the recovery box must meet the following dimensions as measured from within the box; the inside length measurement must be at or within 39 1/2 to 48 inches, the inside width measurement must be at or within 8 to 10 inches, and the inside height measurement must be at or within 14 to 16 inches.

(d) Each chamber of the recovery box must include an operating water pumping system capable of delivering a minimum flow of 16 gallons per minute not to exceed 20 gallons per minute of fresh river water into each chamber. The fisher must demonstrate to the Department and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employees, fish and wildlife enforcement officers, or other peace officers, upon request, that the pumping system is delivering the proper volume of fresh river water into each chamber.

(e) Each chamber of the recovery box must include a water inlet hole between 3/4 inch and 1 inch in diameter, centered horizontally across the door or wall of chamber and 1 3/4 inches from the floor of the chamber.

(f) Each chamber of the recovery box must include a water outlet that is at least 1 1/2 inches in diameter. The center of the outlet hole must be located a minimum of 12 inches above the floor of the box or chamber, on either the same or opposite end as the inlet.

(g) All fish placed in recovery boxes must be released to the river prior to landing or docking.

(14) At least one fisher on each boat engaged in the fishery must have attended a one-day workshop hosted by the Department or Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to educate fishers on regulations and best methods for conduct of the fishery.

(15) Nothing in this section sets any precedent for any future spring Chinook fishery. The fact that an individual has attended a live capture training workshop does not entitle the individual to participate in any other fishery. If the Department authorizes a Live Capture fishery in the spring or at any other time, the Department may establish qualifications and requirements that are different from those already established. In particular, the Department may consider an individual’s compliance with these rules in determining that individual’s eligibility to participate in any future Live Capture fisheries.

(16) As authorized by OAR-635-006-0140 owners or operators of commercial fishing vessels must cooperate with Department fishery observers, or observers collecting data for the Department, when asked by the Department to carry and accommodate an observer on fishing trips for observation and sampling during an open fishery.

(17) Closed waters, as described in OAR 635-042-0005 for Grays River, Elokomin-B, Abernathy Creek, Cowlitz River, Kalama-B, Lewis-B, Sandy and Washougal sanctuaries are in effect during the open fishing periods identified.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162, 506.129 & 507.030
Hist.: DFW 11-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; DFW 12-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-04, thru 7-31-04; DFW 13-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-3-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 16-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-8-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 18-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 20-2004(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 3-15-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 21-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-18-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 25-2004(Temp), f. 3-22-04, cert. ef. 3-23-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 26-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 27-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-29-04 thru 7-31-04; Administrative correction 8-19-04; DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 9-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 11-2005(Temp), f. 3-2-05, cert. ef. 3-3-05 & 7-31-05; DFW 13-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-7-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 14-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 18-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-05 thru 3-21-05; DFW 20-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-29-05 thru 3-30-05; DFW 21-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-31-05 thru 4-1-05; Administrative correction, 4-20-05; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 7-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-23-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 9-2006(Temp), f. 3-1-06, cert. ef. 3-2-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 10-2006(Temp), f. 3-6-06, cert. ef. 3-7-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 11-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-9-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 12-2006(Temp), f. 3-13-06, cert. ef. 3-14-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 29-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-16-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 30-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 32-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-23-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 35-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-30-06 thru 7-31-06; Administrative correction 8-22-06; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 13-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-6-07 thru 9-1-07; DFW 17-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-20-07 thru 9-15-07; DFW 19-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-22-07 thru 9-17-07; DFW 44-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-14-07 thru 9-17-07; Administrative correction 9-18-07; DFW 31-2008(Temp), f. 3-31-08, cert. ef. 4-1-08 thru 9-27-08; DFW 33-2008(Temp), f. 4-7-08, cert. ef. 4-8-08 thru 9-27-08; DFW 34-2008(Temp), f. 4-14-08, cert. ef. 4-15-08 thru 9-27-08; Suspended by DFW 71-2008(Temp), f. 6-27-08, cert. ef. 6-28-08 thru 8-31-08; Administrative correction 10-21-08; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; DFW 30-2009(Temp), f. 3-23-09, cert. ef. 3-27-09 thru 4-30-09; DFW 34-2009(Temp), f. 4-6-09, cert. ef. 4-7-09 thru 4-30-09; DFW 36-2009(Temp), f. 4-13-09, cert. ef. 4-14-09 thru 4-30-09; Administrative correction 5-20-09; DFW 38-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-30-10 thru 4-30-10; DFW 41-2010(Temp), f. 4-6-10, cert. ef. 4-7-10 thru 4-30-10; Administrative correction 5-19-10; DFW 25-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-29-11 thru 4-1-11; DFW 27-2011(Temp), f. 4-5-11, cert. ef. 4-6-11 thru 4-10-11; Administrative correction, 4-25-11; DFW 45-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-11 thru 6-30-11; DFW 51-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-11 thru 6-30-11; Administrative correction 7-22-11; DFW 29-2012(Temp), f. 4-2-12, cert. ef. 4-3-12 thru 4-30-12


 

Rule Caption: Commercial Gillnet Fishing Period In Youngs Bay Select Area Authorized for April 5th.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 30-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-4-2012

Certified to be Effective: 4-5-12 thru 7-31-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-042-0145

Rules Suspended: 635-042-0145(T)

Subject: Rule amendments authorize an additional 4-hour fishing period for the ongoing commercial gillnet fishery in the Youngs Bay Select Area of the Columbia River on April 5. This additional 4 hour fishing period will begin at 4:00 p.m. and end at 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2012. Modifications are consistent with the action taken April 4, 2012 by the State of Oregon.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-042-0145

Youngs Bay Salmon Season

(1) Salmon, white sturgeon, and shad may be taken for commercial purposes in those waters of Youngs Bay.

(a) The 2012 open fishing periods are established in three segments categorized as the winter fishery, subsection (1)(a)(A); the spring fishery, subsection (1)(a)(B); and summer fishery, subsection (1)(a)(C), as follows:

(A) Winter Season: Entire Youngs Bay: Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from February 12 through March 9 (12 days) starting at 12:00 noon through 6:00 a.m. the following morning (18 hours). Also, 6:00 p.m. until midnight Sunday March 11 (6 hours), 10:00 p.m. Thursday March 15 until 4:00 a.m. Friday March 16 (6 hours), 3:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. Sunday March 18 (4 Hours), 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Wednesday March 21 (4 hours); 8:00 a.m. until noon Sunday March 25 (4 hours); 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Thursday March 29 (4 hours); 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Sunday April 1 (4 hours); and 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Thursday April 5 (4 hours).

(B) Spring Season: Entire Youngs Bay: 6:00 p.m. to midnight Thursday, April 19 (6 hours); 6:00 p.m. Tuesday April 24 to 6:00 a.m. Wednesday April 25 (12 hours); 6:00 p.m. Thursday April 26 to 6:00 a.m. Friday April 27 (12 hours); Sundays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 p.m. until noon the following day (18 hours) beginning Sunday, April 29 through Friday, May 11 and Mondays at noon through Fridays at noon (4 days), beginning Monday, May 14 through Friday, June 15 (20 days total).

(C) Summer Season: Entire Youngs Bay: 6:00 a.m. Wednesdays to 6:00 a.m. Fridays (48 hours) beginning Wednesday June 20 through Friday July 27 (12 fishing days).

(b) The fishing areas for the winter, spring and summer fisheries are: From February 12 through April 5 and from April 19 through July 27, the fishing area is identified as the waters of Youngs Bay from the Highway 101 Bridge upstream to the upper boundary markers at the confluence of the Klaskanine and Youngs rivers; except for those waters which are closed southerly of the alternate Highway 101 Bridge (Lewis and Clark River).

(2) Gill nets may not exceed 1,500 feet (250 fathoms) in length and weight may not exceed two pounds per any fathom. A red cork must be placed on the corkline every 25 fathoms as measured from the first mesh of the net. Red corks at 25-fathom intervals must be in color contrast to the corks used in the remainder of the net.

(a) It is unlawful to use a gill net having a mesh size that is less than 7-inches during the winter season. It is unlawful to use a gill net having a mesh size that is more than 9.75-inches during the spring and summer seasons.

(b) The use of additional weights or anchors attached directly to the leadline is allowed upstream of markers located approximately 200 yards upstream of the mouth of the Walluski River during all Youngs Bay commercial fisheries.

(c) Nets not specifically authorized for use in these areas may be onboard a vessel if properly stored. A properly stored net is defined as a net on a drum that is fully covered by a tarp (canvas or plastic) and bound with a minimum of ten revolutions of rope with a diameter of 3/8 (0.375) inches or greater.

(3) A maximum of two white sturgeon may be possessed or sold by each participating vessel during each calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) that the fisheries are open. During the fishing periods identified in subsections (1)(a)(A), (1)(a)(B) and (1)(a)(C), the weekly white sturgeon limit applies to combined possessions and sales for all open Select Area fisheries.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 183.325, 506.109 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 506.129 & 507.030
Hist.: FWC 32-1979, f. & ef. 8-22-79; FWC 28-1980, f. & ef. 6-23-80; FWC 42-1980(Temp), f. & ef. 8-22-80; FWC 30-1981, f. & ef. 8-14-81; FWC 42-1981(Temp), f. & ef. 11-5-81; FWC 54-1982, f. & ef. 8-17-82; FWC 37-1983, f. & ef. 8-18-83; FWC 61-1983(Temp), f. & ef. 10-19-83; FWC 42-1984, f. & ef. 8-20-84; FWC 39-1985, f. & ef. 8-15-85; FWC 37-1986, f. & ef. 8-11-86; FWC 72-1986(Temp), f. & ef. 10-31-86; FWC 64-1987, f. & ef. 8-7-87; FWC 73-1988, f. & cert. ef. 8-19-88; FWC 55-1989(Temp), f. 8-7-89, cert. ef. 8-20-89; FWC 82-1990(Temp), f. 8-14-90, cert. ef. 8-19-90; FWC 86-1991, f. 8-7-91, cert. ef. 8-18-91; FWC 123-1991(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-21-91; FWC 30-1992(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-27-92; FWC 35-1992(Temp), f. 5-22-92, cert. ef. 5-25-92; FWC 74-1992 (Temp), f. 8-10-92, cert. ef. 8-16-92; FWC 28-1993(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-26-93; FWC 48-1993, f. 8-6-93, cert. ef. 8-9-93; FWC 21-1994(Temp), f. 4-22-94, cert. ef. 4-25-94; FWC 51-1994, f. 8-19-94, cert. ef. 8-22-94; FWC 64-1994(Temp), f. 9-14-94, cert. ef. 9-15-94; FWC 66-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-20-94; FWC 27-1995, f. 3-29-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; FWC 48-1995(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-5-95; FWC 66-1995, f. 8-22-95, cert. ef. 8-27-95; FWC 69-1995, f. 8-25-95, cert. ef. 8-27-95; FWC 8-1995, f. 2-28-96, cert. ef. 3-1-96; FWC 37-1996(Temp), f. 6-11-96, cert. ef. 6-12-96; FWC 41-1996, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-96; FWC 45-1996(Temp), f. 8-16-96, cert. ef. 8-19-96; FWC 54-1996(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-23-96; FWC 4-1997, f. & cert. ef. 1-30-97; FWC 47-1997, f. & cert. ef. 8-15-97; DFW 8-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-5-98 thru 2-28-98; DFW 14-1998, f. & cert. ef. 3-3-98; DFW 18-1998(Temp), f. 3-9-98, cert. ef. 3-11-98 thru 3-31-98; DFW 60-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-7-98 thru 8-21-98; DFW 67-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-24-98; DFW 10-1999, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-99; DFW 52-1999(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-2-99 thru 8-6-99; DFW 55-1999, f. & cert. ef. 8-12-99; DFW 9-2000, f. & cert. ef. 2-25-00; DFW 42-2000, f. & cert. ef. 8-3-00; DFW 3-2001, f. & cert. ef. 2-6-01; DFW 66-2001(Temp), f. 8-2-01, cert. ef. 8-6-01 thru 8-14-01; DFW 76-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-20-01 thru 10-31-01; DFW 106-2001(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-26-01 thru 12-31-01; DFW 15-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-20-02 thru 8-18-02; DFW 82-2002(Temp), f. 8-5-02, cert. ef. 8-7-02 thru 9-1-02; DFW 96-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-26-02 thru 12-31-02; DFW 12-2003, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-03; DFW 17-2003(Temp), f. 2-27-03, cert. ef. 3-1-03 thru 8-1-03; DFW 32-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-23-03 thru 8-1-03; DFW 34-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-24-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 36-2003(Temp), f. 4-30-03, cert. ef. 5-1-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 37-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-7-03 thru 10-1-03; DFW 75-2003(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-1-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 89-2003(Temp), f. 9-8-03, cert. ef. 9-9-03 thru 12-31-03; DFW 11-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; DFW 19-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-12-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 22-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-18-04 thru 3-31-04; DFW 28-2004(Temp), f. 4-8-04 cert. ef. 4-12-04 thru 4-15-04; DFW 39-2004(Temp), f. 5-5-04, cert.ef. 5-6-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 44-2004(Temp), f. 5-17-04, cert. ef. 5-20-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 79-2004(Temp), f. 8-2-04, cert. ef. 8-3-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 109-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-19-04 thru 12-31-04; DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 15-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 18-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-05 thru 3-21-05; Administrative correction 4-20-05; DFW 27-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-20-05 thru 6-15-05; DFW 28-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-28-05 thru 6-16-05; DFW 37-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-5-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 40-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-10-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 46-2005(Temp), f. 5-17-05, cert. ef. 5-18-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 73-2005(Temp), f. 7-8-05, cert. ef. 7-11-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 77-2005(Temp), f. 7-14-05, cert. ef. 7-18-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 85-2005(Temp), f. 8-1-05, cert. ef. 8-3-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 109-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-19-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 110-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-26-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 116-2005(Temp), f. 10-4-05, cert. ef. 10-5-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 120-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-11-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 124-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-05 thru 12-31-05; Administrative correction 1-20-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 14-2006(Temp), f. 3-15-06, cert. ef. 3-16-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 15-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-23-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 17-2006(Temp), f. 3-29-06, cert. ef. 3-30-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 29-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-16-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 32-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-23-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 35-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-30-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 52-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-28-06 thru 7-27-06; DFW 73-2006(Temp), f. 8-1-06, cert. ef. 8-2-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 103-2006(Temp), f. 9-15-06, cert. ef. 9-18-06 thru 12-31-06; DFW 119-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-18-06 thru 12-31-06; Administrative correction 1-16-07; DFW 7-2007(Temp), f. 1-31-07, cert. ef. 2-1-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 13-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-6-07 thru 9-1-07; DFW 16-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-14-07 thru 9-9-07; DFW 25-2007(Temp), f. 4-17-07, cert. ef. 4-18-07 thru 7-26-07; DFW 45-2007(Temp), f. 6-15-07, cert. ef. 6-25-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 50-2007(Temp), f. 6-29-07, cert. ef. 7-4-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 61-2007(Temp), f. 7-30-07, cert. ef. 8-1-07 thru 10-31-07; DFW 108-2007(Temp), f. 10-12-07, cert. ef. 10-14-07 thru 12-31-07; Administrative correction 1-24-08; DFW 6-2008(Temp), f. 1-29-08, cert. ef. 1-31-08 thru 7-28-08; DFW 16-2008(Temp), f. 2-26-08, cert. ef. 3-2-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 30-2008(Temp), f. 3-27-08, cert. ef. 3-30-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 48-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-08 thru 8-28-08; DFW 58-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-4-08 thru 8-31-08; DFW 85-2008(Temp), f. 7-24-08, cert. ef. 8-1-08 thru 12-31-08; DFW 108-2008(Temp), f. 9-8-08, cert. ef. 9-9-08 thru 12-31-08; Administrative correction 1-23-09; DFW 12-2009(Temp), f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 2-15-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 24-2009(Temp), f. 3-10-09, cert. ef. 3-11-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 49-2009(Temp), f. 5-14-09, cert. ef 5-17-09 thru 7-31-09; DFW 89-2009(Temp), f. 8-3-09, cert. ef. 8-4-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 107-2009(Temp), f. 9-2-09, cert. ef. 9-5-09 thru 10-31-09; Administrative correction 11-19-09; DFW 17-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-22-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 20-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-26-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 30-2010(Temp), f. 3-11-10, cert. ef. 3-14-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 35-2010(Temp), f. 3-23-10, cert. ef. 3-24-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 40-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-1-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 46-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-21-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 53-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-4-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 57-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-11-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 69-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 113-2010(Temp), f. 8-2-10, cert. ef. 8-4-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 129-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-10-10 thru 10-31-10; Administrative correction 11-23-10; DFW 12-2011(Temp), f. 2-10-11, cert. ef. 2-13-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 23-2011, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-11; DFW 32-2011(Temp), f. 4-20-11, cert. ef. 4-21-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 35-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-28-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 46-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 52-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 76-2011(Temp), f. 6-24-11, cert. ef. 6-27-11 thru 7-29-11; DFW 106-2011(Temp), f. 8-2-11, cert. ef. 8-3-11 thru 10-31-11; DFW 121-2011(Temp), f. 8-29-11, cert. ef. 9-5-11 thru 10-31-11; Administrative correction, 11-18-11; DFW 12-2012(Temp), f. 2-8-12, cert. ef. 2-12-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 24-2012(Temp), f. 3-15-12, cert. ef. 3-18-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 26-2012(Temp), f. 3-20-12, cert. ef. 3-21-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 27-2012(Temp), f. 3-27-12, cert. ef. 3-29-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 28-2012(Temp), f. 3-30-12, cert. ef. 4-1-12 thru 7-31-12; DFW 30-2012(Temp), f. 4-4-12, cert. ef. 4-5-12 thru 7-31-12


 

Rule Caption: 2012 Recreational Spring Chinook Season Extended in the Columbia River.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 31-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-5-2012

Certified to be Effective: 4-6-12 thru 6-15-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-023-0125

Rules Suspended: 635-023-0125(T)

Subject: These rule modifications extend, by one week, the 2012 Columbia River recreational spring Chinook season for harvest of adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead. Revisions are consistent with action taken April 5, 2012 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-023-0125

Spring Sport Fishery

(1) The 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Columbia River Zone and the Snake River Zone. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time, and, to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) The Columbia River is open from January 1 through February 29 from the mouth at Buoy 10 upstream to Beacon Rock with the following restrictions:

(a) Adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained.

(b) All non-adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead must be released immediately unharmed.

(c) Catch limits of two adult adipose fin-clipped salmon or two adult adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained per day. Catch limits for jacks remain in effect as per the 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(3) The Columbia River is open March 1 through April 13 except closed March 20; March 27; April 3; and April 10 (Tuesdays) in the area from Buoy 10 upstream to Beacon Rock (boat and bank angling); plus bank angling only from Beacon Rock upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline. Legal boundary for Beacon Rock is defined as: “A deadline marker on the Oregon bank (approximately four miles downstream from Bonneville Dam Powerhouse 1) in a straight line through the western tip of Pierce Island to a deadline marker on the Washington bank at Beacon Rock.”

(a) Catch limits of two adult adipose fin-clipped salmonids per day, of which only one may be a Chinook.

(b) Effective March 1 through June 15 the daily bag limit in Oregon’s Select Areas will be the same as the mainstem fishery on days when the mainstem Columbia River below Bonneville Dam is open to retention of Chinook. On days when the mainstem Columbia River fishery is closed to Chinook retention, the permanent salmonid bag limit regulations for Select Areas apply.

(4) From the upper and lower ends of Sand Island and corresponding markers on the Oregon shoreline (slough at Rooster Rock State Park) angling for all species is closed from January 1 through April 30.

(5)(a) The Columbia River is open March 16 through May 2 from the Tower Island power lines (approximately 6 miles below The Dalles Dam) upstream to the Oregon/Washington border; plus the Oregon and Washington banks between Bonneville Dam and the Tower Island power lines.

(b) Catch limits of two adult adipose fin-clipped Chinook or steelhead per day; or one of each. Only adipose fin-clipped fish may be retained. All non-adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead must be released immediately unharmed.

(6) Effective March 1 through May 15, the mainstem Columbia River will be open for retention of adipose fin-clipped steelhead and shad only during days and seasons open for retention of adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 11-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; DFW 17-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 29-2004(Temp), f. 4-15-04, cert. ef. 4-22-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 30-2004(Temp), f. 4-21-04, cert. ef. 4-22-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 36-2004(Temp), f. 4-29-04, cert. ef. 5-1-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 39-2004(Temp), f. 5-5-04, cert.ef. 5-6-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 44-2004(Temp), f. 5-17-04, cert. ef. 5-20-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 51-2004(Temp), f. 6-9-04, cert. ef. 6-16-04 thru 7-31-04; Administrative correction 8-19-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 27-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-20-05 thru 6-15-05; DFW 35-2005(Temp), f. 5-4-05, cert. ef. 5-5-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 38-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-10-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 44-2005(Temp), f. 5-17-05, cert. ef. 5-22-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 51-2005(Temp), f. 6-3-05, cert. ef. 6-4-05 thru 7-31-05; Administrative correction 11-18-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 21-2006(Temp), f. 4-13-06, cert. ef. 4-14-06 thru 5-15-06; DFW 27-2006(Temp), f. 5-12-06, cert. ef. 5-13-06 thru 6-15-06; DFW 29-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-16-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 7-2007(Temp), f. 1-31-07, cert. ef. 2-1-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 28-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-26-07 thru 7-26-07; DFW 33-2007(Temp), f. 5-15-07, cert. ef. 5-16-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 37-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-31-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 39-2007(Temp), f. 6-5-07, cert. ef. 6-6-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 13-2008(Temp), f. 2-21-08, cert. ef. 2-25-08 thru 8-22-08; DFW 17-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-27-08 thru 8-22-08; DFW 35-2008(Temp), f. 4-17-08, cert. ef. 4-21-08 thru 8-22-08; DFW 49-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-13-08 thru 6-15-08; Administrative correction 7-22-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 10-2009(Temp), f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 3-1-09 thru 6-15-09; DFW 18-2009, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-09; DFW 48-2009(Temp), f. 5-14-09, cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 6-16-09; DFW 68-2009(Temp), f. 6-11-09, cert. ef. 6-12-09 thru 6-16-09; Administrative correction 7-21-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 19-2010(Temp), f. 2-26-10, cert. ef. 3-1-10 thru 8-27-10; DFW 23-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-2-10 thru 8-27-10; DFW 45-2010(Temp), f. 4-21-10, cert. ef. 4-24-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 49-2010(Temp), f. 4-27-10, cert. ef. 4-29-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 55-2010(Temp), f. 5-7-10, cert. ef. 5-8-10 thru 7-31-10; Suspended by DFW 88-2010(Temp), f. 6-25-10, cert. ef. 6-26-10 thru 7-31-10; Administrative correction 8-18-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 13-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-14-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 28-2011(Temp), f. 4-7-11, cert. ef. 4-8-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 30-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 4-16-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 33-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-21-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 39-2011(Temp), f. 5-5-11, cert. ef. 5-7-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 48-2011(Temp), f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 5-15-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 55-2011(Temp), f. 5-25-11, cert. ef. 5-27-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 59-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-2-11 thru 6-15-11; Administrative correction 6-28-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 8-2012(Temp), f. 2-6-12, cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 6-15-12; DFW 31-2012(Temp), f. 4-5-12, cert. ef. 4-6-12 thru 6-15-12


 

Rule Caption: Additional 6-hour Commercial Spring Chinook Fishery in the Mainstem Columbia River.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 32-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-9-2012

Certified to be Effective: 4-10-12 thru 4-30-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-042-0022

Rules Suspended: 635-042-0022(T)

Subject: This amended rule allows an additional non-Indian commercial spring Chinook fishery in the mainstem Columbia River on April 10, 2012 in the area from the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to Beacon Rock (Zones 1 thru 5). The authorized drift gillnet fishing period is from 12:30 p.m. thru 6:30 p.m. (6 hours). Modifications are consistent with joint state action taken April 9, 2012 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-042-0022

Spring Chinook Gillnet and Tangle Net Fisheries

(1) Adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, white sturgeon and shad may be taken by drift tangle net for commercial purposes from the mouth of the Columbia River upstream to Beacon Rock (Zones 1–5) during the period: Tuesday, April 10, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (6 hours).

(a) Individual fishing periods will not exceed sixteen hours in length during small mesh fisheries and twenty-four hours in length during large mesh fisheries.

(b) A maximum of six (6) White sturgeon may be possessed or sold by each participating vessel during each calendar week (Sunday through Saturday) that the fishery is open. The weekly white sturgeon sales limit applies to the mainstem Columbia River only. Select Area fisheries remain under a two white sturgeon weekly retention limit.

(c) Retention of green sturgeon is prohibited.

(2) An adipose fin clip salmon is defined as a hatchery salmon with a clipped adipose fin and having a healed scar at the location of the fin. The adipose fin is the small fatty fin on salmonids located between the dorsal fin and tail.

(3) During the spring Chinook gillnet fishery:

(a) It is unlawful to use a gillnet having a mesh size less than 8 inches or more than 9-3/4 inches.

(b) Mesh size for the fishery is determined as described in OAR 635-042-0010(4).

(4) During the spring Chinook tangle net fishery:

(a) It is unlawful to use other than a single-wall multi-filament net. Monofilament tangle nets are not allowed. Maximum mesh size is 4 1/4 inches stretched taut. Nets not specifically authorized for use in this fishery may be onboard the vessel if properly stored. A properly stored net is defined as a net on a drum that is fully covered by a tarp (canvas or plastic) and bound with a minimum of ten revolutions of rope with a diameter of 3/8 (0.375) inches or greater. Other permanent gear regulations remain in effect.

(b) Mesh size is determined by placing three consecutive meshes under hand tension and the measurement is taken from the inside of one vertical knot to the outside of the opposite vertical knot of the center mesh. Hand tension means sufficient linear tension to draw opposing knots of meshes into contact.

(5) Nets shall not exceed 900 feet (150 fathoms) in length. A red cork must be placed on the corkline every 25 fathoms as measured from the first mesh of the net. Red corks at 25 fathom intervals must be in color contrast to the corks used in the remainder of the net.

(6) On tangle nets, an optional use of a steelhead excluder panel of mesh may be hung between the corkline and the 4-1/4 inch maximum mesh size tangle net. The excluder panel web must be a minimum mesh size of 12 inches when stretched taut under hand tension. Monofilament mesh is allowed for the excluder panel. The excluder panel (including any associated hangings) must be a minimum of 5 linear feet in depth and not exceed 10 linear feet in depth, as measured from the corkline to the upper margin of the tangle net mesh as the net hangs naturally from a taut corkline. Weedlines or droppers (bobber-type) may be used in place of the steelhead excluder panel. A weedline-type excluder means the net is suspended below the corkline by lines of no less than five feet in length between the corkline and the upper margin of the tangle net. A dropper-type excluder means the entire net is suspended below the surface of the water by lines of no less than five feet in length extending from individual surface floats to a submersed corkline. The corkline cannot be capable of floating the net in its entirety (including the leadline) independent of the attached floats. Weedlines or droppers must extend a minimum of 5 feet above the 4-1/4 inch maximum mesh size tangle net.

(a) Tangle nets constructed with a steelhead excluder panel, weedlines, or droppers, may extend to a maximum length of 1,050 feet (175 fathoms).

(b) Tangle nets constructed with a steelhead excluder panel, weedlines, or droppers, along with a red cork every 25 fathoms as required in section (5) above, must have two red corks at each end of the net.

(7) There are no restrictions on the hang ratio. The hang ratio is used to horizontally add slack to the net. The hang ratio is determined by the length of the web per length of the corkline.

(8) There are no restrictions on the use of slackers or stringers to slacken the net vertically.

(9) Nets shall be fished for no longer than 45 minutes per set. The time of fishing is measured from when the first mesh of the net is deployed into the water until the last mesh of the net is fully retrieved from the water.

(10) It is unlawful for a net in whole or in part to be anchored, tied, staked, fixed, or attached to the bottom, shore, or a beached boat; left unattended at any time it is fished; or attended by more than one boat while being fished.

(11) It is unlawful to fish more than one net from a licensed commercial fishing boat at any one time.

(12) Nets fished from sunset to sunrise shall have lighted buoys on both ends of the net unless the net is attached to the boat then one lighted buoy on the opposite end of the net from the boat is required.

(13) Non-legal sturgeon, nonadipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon, and steelhead must be released immediately with care and the least possible injury to the fish to the river without violence or into an operating recovery box.

(a) One operating recovery box with two chambers or two operating recovery boxes with one chamber each to aid survival of released fish must be on board each fishing vessel participating in the fishery. Recovery boxes shall be operating during any time that a net is being retrieved or picked.

(b) Non-adipose fin-clipped salmon and all steelhead that are bleeding, in lethargic condition, or appearing dead must be placed in the recovery box for rehabilitation purposes prior to release to the river.

(c) Each chamber of the recovery box must meet the following dimensions as measured from within the box; the inside length measurement must be at or within 39-1/2 to 48 inches, the inside width measurement must be at or within 8 to 10 inches, and the inside height measurement must be at or within 14 to 16 inches.

(d) Each chamber of the recovery box must include an operating water pumping system capable of delivering a minimum flow of 16 gallons per minute not to exceed 20 gallons per minute of fresh river water into each chamber. The fisher must demonstrate to the Department and Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife employees, fish and wildlife enforcement officers, or other peace officers, upon request, that the pumping system is delivering the proper volume of fresh river water into each chamber.

(e) Each chamber of the recovery box must include a water inlet hole between 3/4 inch and 1 inch in diameter, centered horizontally across the door or wall of chamber and 1 3/4 inches from the floor of the chamber.

(f) Each chamber of the recovery box must include a water outlet that is at least 1-1/2 inches in diameter. The center of the outlet hole must be located a minimum of 12 inches above the floor of the box or chamber, on either the same or opposite end as the inlet.

(g) All fish placed in recovery boxes must be released to the river prior to landing or docking.

(14) At least one fisher on each boat engaged in the fishery must have attended a one-day workshop hosted by the Department or Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife to educate fishers on regulations and best methods for conduct of the fishery.

(15) Nothing in this section sets any precedent for any future spring Chinook fishery. The fact that an individual has attended a live capture training workshop does not entitle the individual to participate in any other fishery. If the Department authorizes a Live Capture fishery in the spring or at any other time, the Department may establish qualifications and requirements that are different from those already established. In particular, the Department may consider an individual’s compliance with these rules in determining that individual’s eligibility to participate in any future Live Capture fisheries.

(16) As authorized by OAR-635-006-0140 owners or operators of commercial fishing vessels must cooperate with Department fishery observers, or observers collecting data for the Department, when asked by the Department to carry and accommodate an observer on fishing trips for observation and sampling during an open fishery.

(17) Closed waters, as described in OAR 635-042-0005 for Grays River, Elokomin-B, Abernathy Creek, Cowlitz River, Kalama-B, Lewis-B, Sandy and Washougal sanctuaries are in effect during the open fishing periods identified.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162, 506.129 & 507.030
Hist.: DFW 11-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; DFW 12-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-04, thru 7-31-04; DFW 13-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-3-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 16-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-8-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 18-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 20-2004(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 3-15-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 21-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-18-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 25-2004(Temp), f. 3-22-04, cert. ef. 3-23-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 26-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 27-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-29-04 thru 7-31-04; Administrative correction 8-19-04; DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 9-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-1-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 11-2005(Temp), f. 3-2-05, cert. ef. 3-3-05 & 7-31-05; DFW 13-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-7-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 14-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 18-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-15-05 thru 3-21-05; DFW 20-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-29-05 thru 3-30-05; DFW 21-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-31-05 thru 4-1-05; Administrative correction, 4-20-05; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 7-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-23-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 9-2006(Temp), f. 3-1-06, cert. ef. 3-2-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 10-2006(Temp), f. 3-6-06, cert. ef. 3-7-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 11-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-9-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 12-2006(Temp), f. 3-13-06, cert. ef. 3-14-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 29-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-16-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 30-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 32-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-23-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 35-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-30-06 thru 7-31-06; Administrative correction 8-22-06; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 13-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-6-07 thru 9-1-07; DFW 17-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-20-07 thru 9-15-07; DFW 19-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-22-07 thru 9-17-07; DFW 44-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-14-07 thru 9-17-07; Administrative correction 9-18-07; DFW 31-2008(Temp), f. 3-31-08, cert. ef. 4-1-08 thru 9-27-08; DFW 33-2008(Temp), f. 4-7-08, cert. ef. 4-8-08 thru 9-27-08; DFW 34-2008(Temp), f. 4-14-08, cert. ef. 4-15-08 thru 9-27-08; Suspended by DFW 71-2008(Temp), f. 6-27-08, cert. ef. 6-28-08 thru 8-31-08; Administrative correction 10-21-08; DFW 142-2008, f. & cert. ef. 11-21-08; DFW 30-2009(Temp), f. 3-23-09, cert. ef. 3-27-09 thru 4-30-09; DFW 34-2009(Temp), f. 4-6-09, cert. ef. 4-7-09 thru 4-30-09; DFW 36-2009(Temp), f. 4-13-09, cert. ef. 4-14-09 thru 4-30-09; Administrative correction 5-20-09; DFW 38-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-30-10 thru 4-30-10; DFW 41-2010(Temp), f. 4-6-10, cert. ef. 4-7-10 thru 4-30-10; Administrative correction 5-19-10; DFW 25-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-29-11 thru 4-1-11; DFW 27-2011(Temp), f. 4-5-11, cert. ef. 4-6-11 thru 4-10-11; Administrative correction, 4-25-11; DFW 45-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-12-11 thru 6-30-11; DFW 51-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-18-11 thru 6-30-11; Administrative correction 7-22-11; DFW 29-2012(Temp), f. 4-2-12, cert. ef. 4-3-12 thru 4-30-12; DFW 32-2012(Temp), f. 4-9-12, cert. ef. 4-10-12 thru 4-30-12


 

Rule Caption: 2012 Recreational Spring Chinook Season in the Columbia River Extended.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 33-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-12-2012

Certified to be Effective: 4-14-12 thru 6-15-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-023-0125

Rules Suspended: 635-023-0125(T)

Subject: These rule modifications extend, by 8 fishing days, the 2012 Columbia River recreational spring Chinook season for harvest of adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead. Revisions are consistent with action taken April 12, 2012 by the Columbia River Compact agencies of Oregon and Washington.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-023-0125

Spring Sport Fishery

(1) The 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Columbia River Zone and the Snake River Zone. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time, and, to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) The Columbia River is open from January 1 through February 29 from the mouth at Buoy 10 upstream to Beacon Rock with the following restrictions:

(a) Adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained.

(b) All non-adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead must be released immediately unharmed.

(c) Catch limits of two adult adipose fin-clipped salmon or two adult adipose fin-clipped steelhead may be retained per day. Catch limits for jacks remain in effect as per the 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(3) The Columbia River is open March 1 through April 22 except closed March 20; March 27; April 3; April 10; and April 17 (Tuesdays) in the area from Buoy 10 upstream to Beacon Rock (boat and bank angling); plus bank angling only from Beacon Rock upstream to the Bonneville Dam deadline. Legal boundary for Beacon Rock is defined as: “A deadline marker on the Oregon bank (approximately four miles downstream from Bonneville Dam Powerhouse 1) in a straight line through the western tip of Pierce Island to a deadline marker on the Washington bank at Beacon Rock.”

(a) Catch limits of two adult adipose fin-clipped salmonids per day, of which only one may be a Chinook.

(b) Effective March 1 through June 15 the daily bag limit in Oregon’s Select Areas will be the same as the mainstem fishery on days when the mainstem Columbia River below Bonneville Dam is open to retention of Chinook. On days when the mainstem Columbia River fishery is closed to Chinook retention, the permanent salmonid bag limit regulations for Select Areas apply.

(4) From the upper and lower ends of Sand Island and corresponding markers on the Oregon shoreline (slough at Rooster Rock State Park) angling for all species is closed from January 1 through April 30.

(5)(a) The Columbia River is open March 16 through May 2 from the Tower Island power lines (approximately 6 miles below The Dalles Dam) upstream to the Oregon/Washington border; plus the Oregon and Washington banks between Bonneville Dam and the Tower Island power lines.

(b) Catch limits of two adult adipose fin-clipped Chinook or steelhead per day; or one of each. Only adipose fin-clipped fish may be retained. All non-adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon and non-adipose fin-clipped steelhead must be released immediately unharmed.

(6) Effective March 1 through May 15, the mainstem Columbia River will be open for retention of adipose fin-clipped steelhead and shad only during days and seasons open for retention of adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook.

[Publications: Publications referenced are available from the agency.]

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.162 & 506.129
Hist.: DFW 11-2004, f. & cert. ef. 2-13-04; DFW 17-2004(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-10-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 29-2004(Temp), f. 4-15-04, cert. ef. 4-22-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 30-2004(Temp), f. 4-21-04, cert. ef. 4-22-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 36-2004(Temp), f. 4-29-04, cert. ef. 5-1-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 39-2004(Temp), f. 5-5-04, cert.ef. 5-6-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 44-2004(Temp), f. 5-17-04, cert. ef. 5-20-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 51-2004(Temp), f. 6-9-04, cert. ef. 6-16-04 thru 7-31-04; Administrative correction 8-19-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 6-2005, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-05; DFW 27-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-20-05 thru 6-15-05; DFW 35-2005(Temp), f. 5-4-05, cert. ef. 5-5-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 38-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-10-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 44-2005(Temp), f. 5-17-05, cert. ef. 5-22-05 thru 10-16-05; DFW 51-2005(Temp), f. 6-3-05, cert. ef. 6-4-05 thru 7-31-05; Administrative correction 11-18-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 5-2006, f. & cert. ef. 2-15-06; DFW 21-2006(Temp), f. 4-13-06, cert. ef. 4-14-06 thru 5-15-06; DFW 27-2006(Temp), f. 5-12-06, cert. ef. 5-13-06 thru 6-15-06; DFW 29-2006(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-16-06 thru 7-31-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 7-2007(Temp), f. 1-31-07, cert. ef. 2-1-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 9-2007, f. & cert. ef. 2-14-07; DFW 28-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-26-07 thru 7-26-07; DFW 33-2007(Temp), f. 5-15-07, cert. ef. 5-16-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 37-2007(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-31-07 thru 7-30-07; DFW 39-2007(Temp), f. 6-5-07, cert. ef. 6-6-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 13-2008(Temp), f. 2-21-08, cert. ef. 2-25-08 thru 8-22-08; DFW 17-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-27-08 thru 8-22-08; DFW 35-2008(Temp), f. 4-17-08, cert. ef. 4-21-08 thru 8-22-08; DFW 49-2008(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-13-08 thru 6-15-08; Administrative correction 7-22-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 10-2009(Temp), f. 2-13-09, cert. ef. 3-1-09 thru 6-15-09; DFW 18-2009, f. & cert. ef. 2-26-09; DFW 48-2009(Temp), f. 5-14-09, cert. ef. 5-15-09 thru 6-16-09; DFW 68-2009(Temp), f. 6-11-09, cert. ef. 6-12-09 thru 6-16-09; Administrative correction 7-21-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 19-2010(Temp), f. 2-26-10, cert. ef. 3-1-10 thru 8-27-10; DFW 23-2010(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-2-10 thru 8-27-10; DFW 45-2010(Temp), f. 4-21-10, cert. ef. 4-24-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 49-2010(Temp), f. 4-27-10, cert. ef. 4-29-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 55-2010(Temp), f. 5-7-10, cert. ef. 5-8-10 thru 7-31-10; Suspended by DFW 88-2010(Temp), f. 6-25-10, cert. ef. 6-26-10 thru 7-31-10; Administrative correction 8-18-10; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 13-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 2-14-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 28-2011(Temp), f. 4-7-11, cert. ef. 4-8-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 30-2011(Temp), f. 4-15-11, cert. ef. 4-16-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 33-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-21-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 39-2011(Temp), f. 5-5-11, cert. ef. 5-7-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 48-2011(Temp), f. 5-13-11, cert. ef. 5-15-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 55-2011(Temp), f. 5-25-11, cert. ef. 5-27-11 thru 6-15-11; DFW 59-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 6-2-11 thru 6-15-11; Administrative correction 6-28-11; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 8-2012(Temp), f. 2-6-12, cert. ef. 2-15-12 thru 6-15-12; DFW 31-2012(Temp), f. 4-5-12, cert. ef. 4-6-12 thru 6-15-12; DFW 33-2012(Temp), f. 4-12-12, cert. ef. 4-14-12 thru 6-15-12


 

Rule Caption: 2012 Spring Chinook Seasons on the Lower Deschutes and Hood Rivers.

Adm. Order No.: DFW 34-2012(Temp)

Filed with Sec. of State: 4-13-2012

Certified to be Effective: 4-15-12 thru 7-31-12

Notice Publication Date:

Rules Amended: 635-018-0090

Rules Suspended: 635-018-0090(T)

Subject: Amended rule allows the sport harvest of adipose fin-clipped spring Chinook salmon in the Lower Deschutes River from April 15 through July 31, 2012 and in the mainstem of the Hood River from April 15 through June 30, 2012. The Deschutes River open area extends from Sherars Falls downstream to the mouth of the river. The Hood River open area extends from the mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork; and the West Fork from the confluence with the mainstem, upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet downstream of Punchbowl Falls. The daily bag limit is 2 adult adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day; and 5 adipose fin-clipped jack salmon per day. All unmarked Chinook salmon must be released unharmed and it is unlawful to angle from Sherars Falls downstream to the upper railroad trestle after taking a daily bag limit of 2 adult Chinook salmon.

Rules Coordinator: Therese Kucera—(503) 947-6033

635-018-0090

Inclusions and Modifications

(1) The 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for the Central Zone. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(2) Hood River Basin (Hood River Co.) mainstem and tributaries not listed:

(a) NOTE: Chinook salmon angling closed entire river except as shown in subsections (2)(a)(A) and (2)(a)(B) below. Emergency regulations opening Chinook angling may be adopted after the printing of the 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations. Up-to-date changes can be obtained by calling 1-503-947-6000 or at our internet site: http://www.dfw.state.or.us/resources/fishing/reg_changes/central.asp.

(A) From the mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork, and the West Fork from the confluence with the mainstem upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet downstream of Punchbowl Falls is open to angling for adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon from April 15 through June 30, 2012.

(B) Catch limit is two (2) adult adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day, and five adipose fin-clipped jack salmon per day. All salmon that have not been adipose fin-clipped must be released unharmed.

(b) Open for adipose fin-clipped coho salmon and adipose fin-clipped steelhead entire year, from mouth to mainstem confluence with the East Fork and the West Fork from the confluence with the mainstem upstream to the angling deadline 200 feet downstream of Punchbowl Falls.

(c) Catch and release only for trout, May 26–Oct. 31.

(d) Restricted to artificial flies and lures when angling for trout in all tributaries and in mainstem Hood River upstream from the confluence with the West Fork.

(e) Use of bait allowed for salmon and steelhead.

(f) All other catch limits and restrictions remain unchanged from those listed for Hood River in the 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

(3) The Deschutes River from the mouth at the I-84 Bridge upstream to Sherars Falls is open to angling for trout, steelhead and adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon from April 15 throug July 31, 2012.

(a) The catch limit is two (2) adult adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon per day, and five adipose fin-clipped jack salmon per day. All non adipose fin-clipped Chinook salmon must be released unharmed.

(b) It is unlawful to continue to angle in the area from Sherars Falls downstream to the upper railroad trestle after taking a daily bag limit of two (2) adult Chinook salmon.

(c) All other catch limits and restrictions remain unchanged from those listed for Deschutes River in the 2012 Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations.

Stat. Auth.: ORS 496.138, 496.146, 497.121 & 506.119
Stats. Implemented: ORS 496.004, 496.009, 496.162 & 506.129
Hist.: FWC 82-1993, f. 12-22-93, cert. ef. 1-1-94; FWC 20-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 4-11-94; FWC 24-1994(Temp), f. 4-29-94, cert. ef. 4-30-94; FWC 34-1994(Temp), f. 6-14-94, cert. ef. 6-16-94; FWC 54-1994, f. 8-25-94, cert. ef. 9-1-94; FWC 65-1994(Temp), f. 9-15-94, cert. ef. 9-17-94; FWC 67-1994(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 9-26-94; FWC 70-1994, f. 10-4-95, cert. ef. 11-1-94; FWC 18-1995, f. 3-2-95, cert. ef. 4-1-95; FWC 60-1995(Temp), f. 7-24-95, cert. ef. 8-1-95; FWC 77-1995, f. 9-13-95, cert. ef. 1-1-96; FWC 11-1996(Temp), f. 3-8-96, cert. ef. 4-1-96; FWC 32-1996(Temp), f. 6-7-96, cert. ef. 6-16-96, FWC 38-1996(Temp), f. 6-14-96, cert. ef. 7-1-96; FWC 72-1996, f. 12-31-96, cert. ef. 1-1-97; FWC 20-1997, f. & cert. ef. 3-24-97; FWC 21-1997, f. & cert. ef. 4-1-97; FWC 27-1997(Temp) f. 5-2-97, cert. ef. 5-9-97; FWC 75-1997, f. 12-31-97, cert. ef. 1-1-98; DFW 25-1998(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 3-25-98 thru 8-31-98; DFW 56-1998(Temp), f. 7-24-98, cert. ef. 8-1-98 thru 10-31-98; DFW 70-1998, f. & cert. ef. 8-28-98; DFW 100-1998, f. 12-23-98, cert. ef. 1-1-99; DFW 31-1999, f. & cert. ef. 5-3-99; DFW 78-1999, f. & cert. ef. 10-4-99; DFW 96-1999, f. 12-27-99, cert. ef. 1-1-00; DFW 12-2000(Temp), f. 3-20-00, cert. ef. 4-15-00 thru 7-31-00; DFW 27-2000(Temp), f. 5-15-00, cert. ef. 8-1-00 thru 10-31-00; DFW 28-2000, f. 5-23-00, cert. ef. 5-24-00 thru 7-31-00; DFW 83-2000(Temp), f. 12-28-00, cert. ef. 1-1-01 thru 1-31-01; DFW 1-2001, f. 1-25-01, cert. ef. 2-1-01; DFW 13-2001(Temp), f. 3-12-01, cert. ef. 4-7-01 thru 7-31-01; DFW 40-2001(Temp) f. & cert. ef. 5-24-01 thru 11-20-01; DFW 44-2001(Temp), f. 5-25-01, cert. ef. 6-1-01 thru 7-31-01; DFW 123-2001, f. 12-31-01, cert. ef. 1-1-02; DFW 5-2002(Temp) f. 1-11-02 cert. ef. 1-12-02 thru 7-11-02; DFW 23-2002(Temp), f. 3-21-02, cert. ef. 4-6-02 thru 7-31-02; DFW 25-2002(Temp), f. 3-22-02, cert. ef. 4-6-02 thru 7-31-02; DFW 26-2002, f. & cert. ef. 3-21-02; DFW 62-2002, f. 6-14-02, cert. ef. 7-11-02; DFW 74-2002(Temp), f. 7-18-02, cert. ef. 8-1-02 thru 10-31-02; DFW 91-2002(Temp) f. 8-19-02, cert. ef 8-20-02 thru 11-1-02 (Suspended by DFW 101-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 10-3-02 thru 11-1-02); DFW 97-2002(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-29-02 thru 10-31-02; DFW 130-2002, f. 11-21-02, cert. ef. 1-1-03; DFW 26-2003(Temp), f. 3-28-03, cert. ef. 4-15-03 thru 7-31-03; DFW 66-2003(Temp), f. 7-17-03, cert. ef. 8-1-03 thru 10-31-03; DFW 125-2003, f. 12-11-03, cert. ef. 1-1-04; DFW 23-2004(Temp), f. 3-22-04, cert. ef. 4-1-04 thru 7-31-04; DFW 77-2004(Temp), f. 7-28-04, cert. ef. 8-1-04 thru 10-31-04, Administrative correction 11-22-04; DFW 117-2004, f. 12-13-04, cert. ef. 1-1-05; DFW 19-2005(Temp), f. 3-16-05, cert. ef. 4-15-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 41-2005(Temp), f. 5-13-05, cert. ef. 5-15-05 thru 7-31-05; DFW 83-2005(Temp), f. 7-29-05, cert. ef. 8-1-05 thru 10-31-05; DFW 84-2005(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 8-1-05 thru 12-31-05; DFW 136-2005, f. 12-7-05, cert. ef. 1-1-06; DFW 59-2006(Temp), f. 7-10-06, cert. ef. 8-1-06 thru 10-31-06; DFW 79-2006, f. 8-11-06, cert. ef. 1-1-07; DFW 18-2007(Temp), f. 3-22-07, cert. ef. 4-15-07 thru 7-31-07; DFW 55-2007(Temp), f. 7-6-07, cert. ef. 8-1-07 thru 10-31-07; Administrative correction 11-17-07; DFW 136-2007, f. 12-31-07, cert. ef. 1-1-08; DFW 26-2008(Temp), f. 3-17-08, cert. ef. 4-15-08 thru 7-31-08; DFW 27-2008(Temp), f. 3-24-08, cert. ef. 5-1-08 thru 10-27-08; Administrative correction 11-18-08; DFW 156-2008, f. 12-31-08, cert. ef. 1-1-09; DFW 16-2009(Temp), f. 2-25-09, cert. ef. 4-15-09 thru 6-30-09; DFW 61-2009(Temp), f. 6-1-09, cert. ef. 8-1-09 thru 10-31-09; DFW 104-2009(Temp), f. 8-28-09, cert. ef. 9-1-09 thru 12-31-09; DFW 144-2009, f. 12-8-09, cert. ef. 1-1-10; DFW 7-2010(Temp), f. 1-25-10, cert. ef. 4-1-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 27-2010(Temp), f. 3-8-10, cert. ef. 4-15-10 thru 7-31-10; DFW 66-2010(Temp), f. 5-18-10, cert. ef. 5-22-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 86-2010(Temp), f. 6-23-10, cert. ef. 7-1-10 thru 10-31-10; DFW 106-2010(Temp), f. 7-26-10, cert. ef. 8-1-10 thru 12-31-10; DFW 164-2010(Temp), f. 12-28-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11 thru 6-29-11; DFW 171-2010, f. 12-30-10, cert. ef. 1-1-11; DFW 16-2011(Temp), f. 2-16-11, cert. ef. 4-15-11 thru 7-31-11; DFW 17-2011(Temp), f. 2-17-11, cert. ef. 4-15-11 thru 7-31-11; DFW 42-2011(Temp), f. & cert. ef. 5-10-11 thru 10-31-11; DFW 93-2011(Temp), f. 7-13-11, cert. ef. 8-1-11 thru 10-31-11; DFW 123-2011(Temp), f. 9-2-11, cert. ef. 9-3-11 thru 12-31-11; DFW 160-2011(Temp), f. 12-20-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12 thru 4-30-12; DFW 163-2011, f. 12-27-11, cert. ef. 1-1-12; DFW 21-2012, f. & cert. ef. 3-12-12; DFW 34-2012(Temp), f. 4-13-12, cert. ef. 4-15-12 thru 7-31-12

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