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Invasive Species - Crayfish

Rusty Crayfish (Orconectes rusticus), Red Swamp Crayfish (Procambarus clarkii), Northern Ringed Crayfish (Orconectes neglectus)

Crayfish found in Oregon Fact Sheet (pdf)

Ringed Crayfish Fact Sheet (pdf)

Red Swamp Crayfish Fact Sheet (pdf)

Rusty Crayfish Fact Sheet (pdf)

Notice of Change to the Importation, Possession, Purchase, or Intrastate Transport of Crayfish for Consumption permit.

For all non-native crayfish imported into Oregon for personal consumption, on or after April 1, 2024, will be required to purchase a $14.00 “Fish Transport Permit”.  This change, is to bring the consumption use of crayfish permit into compliance with Oregon Administrative Rule 635-056-0075 (d) (iv)” An Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife fish transport permit shall accompany non-native crayfish into Oregon.”

The $14.00 charge will be incurred during the application process for the Importation, Possession, Purchase, or Intrastate Transport of Crayfish for Consumption Permit.

Residents of Oregon seeking an import permit for non-native crayfish, will apply thru the ODFW Electronic Licensing System (ELS) here. The  “Crayfish Transport Permit” application will be available in the online product catalog for purchase. Non-residents of Oregon cannot apply for the Oregon crayfish import permit.

If you have any questions about this new process, please see below frequent asked questions.

Crayfish for Consumption Permit

Frequent Asked Questions




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