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Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations provide requirements for all zones. However, additional regulations may be adopted in this rule division from time to time and to the extent of any inconsistency, they supersede the printed Oregon Sport Fishing Regulations booklet.
Marine Zone Updates
Please note: Most recent updates are shown in bold red text.
Fishing Tillamook Bay
-Photo by Kathy Munsel-
Sport Groundfish (Bottomfish)
Reminder: Beginning April 1, bottomfish fishing is not allowed outside of the 30-fm regulatory line. List of waypoints (pdf)
Ocean and bay crabbing is open coastwide. Recent tests by the Oregon Department of Agriculture have shown that domoic acid levels in Dungeness crab viscera have dropped below alert levels.
Beginning Jan. 1, 2017, descending devices are mandatory.
Any vessel fishing for, or possessing, bottomfish (groundfish) in the ocean must have a functional descending device onboard, and the device must be used when releasing any rockfish outside of 30 fathoms. A functional descending device is one that is ready to be used.
Also beginning Jan. 1, 2017:
The marine fish daily bag limit is seven fish in aggregate, of which no more than 6 may be black rockfish; no more than four may be one or a combination of blue, deacon, China, copper and quillback rockfish; and no more than one may be a cabezon (cabezon is open only July-December).
There is no longer a sub-bag limit for canary rockfish.
There is no longer a minimum length limit for greenlings (i.e., kelp greenling and rock greenling).
2017 What Can I Keep, and How Many? (pdf, 2 pages)