(1) Except as provided in this section, and subject to ORS 153.022, violation of any provision of the commercial fishing laws, or of any rule promulgated by the State Fish and Wildlife Commission in carrying out the commercial fishing laws, is a Class A misdemeanor.
(2) In lieu of the fine provided in ORS 161.635, and in addition to the imprisonment provided in ORS 161.615, any violation of this section is punishable as follows:
(a) For the first conviction, a fine not to exceed $2,500.
(b) For the second conviction within a 10-year period, a fine not to exceed $4,000.
(c) For the third conviction within a 10-year period, a fine not to exceed $10,000.
(d) For the fourth and subsequent convictions within a 10-year period, a fine not to exceed $25,000.
(3) Violation of any provision of ORS 509.011 which occurs more than 12 hours prior to or more than 12 hours subsequent to a season established under ORS 506.129 by the commission for the lawful taking of food fish when the total value of the food fish is $200 or more is a Class C felony.
(4) In addition to the penalties of this section and notwithstanding the provisions of ORS 506.690, all fish or sexual products therefrom taken by or in the possession of any person sentenced under this section shall be seized and confiscated, condemned, and sold. [1965 c.570 §56; 1975 c.517 §1; 1977 c.242 §4; 1977 c.353 §2; 1983 c.364 §2; 1993 c.699 §28; 1999 c.1051 §314]Section: Previous 506.665 506.670 506.675 506.680 506.690 506.695 506.700 506.720 506.750 506.755 506.800 506.895 506.990 506.991 506.995 Next
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