Oregon Statutes - Chapter 506 - Application, Administration and Enforcement of Commercial Fishing Laws - Section 506.695 - Seizure, forfeiture and disposition of fishing gear and vehicles used unlawfully; removal of unlawful piling.

(1) All boats, fishing gear and vehicles used in violation of the commercial fishing laws or the rules of the State Fish and Wildlife Commission may be seized, and piling driven for the sole or primary purposes of violation of such laws may be removed, by any member of the commission or any officer described in ORS 506.521. Following the seizure the boats, gear and vehicles shall be delivered to the sheriff of the county in which the seizure occurred. The sheriff shall retain custody of the seized property until it is ordered returned to the owner or confiscation is adjudged pursuant to this section.

(2) Upon the order of the court at the time of passing sentence for a crime, the property seized under subsection (1) of this section may be forfeited. If forfeited, such property shall be turned over to the commission.

(3) The commission may dispose of such forfeited property in any manner it deems proper, but the clear proceeds derived from the sale of any forfeited property shall be deposited with the State Treasury to be placed in the Common School Fund. [Formerly 506.603; 1977 c.652 §5; 1987 c.858 §7; 1993 c.699 §26]

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