(1) A person may take fish or shellfish in the waters of the Pacific Ocean within three miles of the coast of the State of Oregon or the State of Washington, between the Oregon-Washington boundary and Cape Falcon, or in the waters of the Columbia River where it forms the Oregon-Washington boundary, if the person holds either a valid Oregon or Washington license therefor in accordance with the laws and rules of the respective state. However, a person other than a Washington resident landing fish or taking shellfish by boat in Oregon must hold a valid Oregon angling or shellfish license. All persons landing fish by boat in Oregon are subject to all Oregon laws, rules and regulations relating to taking fish or shellfish, including bag and length requirements.
(2) Subsection (1) of this section applies only if the State Fish and Wildlife Commission by rule determines that laws, rules or regulations of the State of Washington, in substance or effect, contain provisions that make a valid Oregon license lawful in the waters of the Pacific Ocean within three miles of the coast of the State of Oregon or the State of Washington, between the Oregon-Washington boundary and Leadbetter Point, or in the waters of the Columbia River where it forms the Oregon-Washington boundary. [1983 c.173 §§2, 3; 1985 c.373 §1; 2003 c.656 §4; 2005 c.260 §1]Section: Previous 497.002 497.006 497.010 497.012 497.014 497.015 497.016 497.020 497.022 497.026 497.030 497.032 497.036 497.040 497.050 Next
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