Oregon Statutes - Chapter 506 - Application, Administration and Enforcement of Commercial Fishing Laws - Section 506.750 - Policy for ORS 506.755.

The Legislative Assembly finds and declares that:

(1) The preservation of complex interrelationships of marine environment within the continental shelf of the Pacific Ocean off the coast of the State of Oregon is necessary to conserve coastal species of fish and to guarantee the well-being of the economy and welfare of the state and its people.

(2) The uncontrolled use of the marine commercial fisheries to harvest coastal species of fish and other marine fisheries resources by foreign nationals is of public concern and constitutes an immediate threat to the marine environment and its ultimate survival.

(3) The State of Oregon has a special interest in the maintenance of the productivity of the living resources in the area of the high seas adjacent to its territorial sea. [1974 c.3 §1]

Note: 506.750 and 506.755 were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 506 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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