Oregon Statutes - Chapter 496 - Application, Administration and Enforcement of Wildlife Laws - Section 496.490 - Fishing tackle program.

(1) The State Department of Fish and Wildlife shall establish a Keep Oregonís Rivers Clean program for the collection, recycling and proper disposal of fishing tackle, including monofilament line, fluorocarbon leaders, lines, lead weights and lures.

(2) The program shall consist of collection points located at or near established fishing areas and boat ramps. At each collection point, the department shall work with conservation and outdoor sports groups to provide a container for collection of tackle and post permanent signs or other notices that explain the program, the benefits of proper tackle recycling and disposal and the Oregon conservation ethic.

(3) The State Department of Fish and Wildlife may work cooperatively with the State Parks and Recreation Department to establish a method by which deposited tackle may be collected for recycling and disposal.

(4) The State Department of Fish and Wildlife shall include in any statewide sportfishing regulations publication produced by the department a statement explaining the collection and recycling program and encouraging nongovernmental organization participation in the program. [2003 c.188 §1; 2005 c.108 §1]

Note: 496.490 was enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but was not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 496 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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