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Regulating harvest, protection, and enhancement of fish populations
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Fish Permits and Licenses

  • Pacific Lamprey Harvest Permit (pdf) - Allows for the personal use harvest of Pacific lamprey at Willamette Falls from June 1 - July 31 for non-tribal members.

  • Game Fish Tournament Permit - Allows for the implementation of a tournament to fish for game fish other than bass and walleye, if certain criteria are met.

  • Bass and Walleye Tournament Permit - Allows for the implementation of a tournament to fish for bass and walleye, if certain criteria are met.
  • Fish Rescue/Salvage Authorization - A Rescue/Salvage Authorization is required to take marine fish, shellfish, and invertebrates and freshwater fish, mussels/clams, and crayfish from waters of the state for rescue and salvage purposes (i.e., collection and movement for protection from potentially lethal impacts due to construction, water temperature, etc...).

  • Columbia River Snagging Permit (pdf)- Permit for commercial fishers to operate a snagging net in the Columbia River for the purpose of clearing a drift or drifts of debris prior to a commercial fishery. Return completed permit form to the Columbia River Fisheries Manager by faxing to 971-673-6072.

  • Experimental Gear Permit - Permit for commercial fishers to operate experimental gears to test the efficacy for potential fisheries

  • Fish Propagation License - License allows rearing of fish for sale by private hatchery operator as authorized by ORS 497.288 OAR 635-07-650

  • Fish Transportation Permits - Permit allows for the transport of live fish or eggs in Oregon

  • Grass Carp Permits - Permit allows for the release of triploid grass carp into certain waterbodies.

  • Non-Native Crayfish Permit – This permit is used to authorize the importation, possession, purchase, or intrastate transport of non-native crayfish in Oregon for the purpose of immediate consumption.
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