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IMPORTATION, POSSESSION, PURCHASE, OR INTRASTATE TRANSPORT OF CRAYFISH FOR CONSUMPION PERMIT
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. This permit is used to authorize the importation, possession, purchase, or intrastate transport of non-native Crayfish in Oregon State for immediate consumption (OAR 635-056-0075).
Please submit the online application form located here: https://odfw.wufoo.com/forms/msyg5dy0c8eew9/ This permit is issued from the ODFW Salem Headquarters office only. This application must be completed in full. Please submit application 5-10 business days before anticipated order date/event date. If you have questions, please contact the Wildlife Division at 503-947-6301.
Will I be importing the Crayfish into the state? Will I be purchasing the Crayfish? Will I be possessing the Crayfish? Will I be transporting or moving the Crayfish throughout the state once it is received?
Yes. You may choose more than one activity that applies to your request and to know which activities apply, ask the following questions for each activity:
No. Non-native crayfish may be harvested, possessed and sold commercially pursuant to OAR 635-005-0855 through 635-005-0885 or harvest recreationally pursuant to ORS 496.162 from waters of the State as defined in ORS 503.006. Live non-native crayfish may not be used as bait except in the waterbody in which they were taken, and their gametes, fertilized eggs, or larvae may not be released into waters of the State.
Propagation is not allowed.
- Crayfish must be obtained from Crawfish suppliers outside Oregon and imported legally into the state through this permit. Non-native Crayfish must remain in an indoor secure facility and can only be removed when transporting for immediate preparation for consumption.
- Permits may be issued by submitting a completed application to ODFW for review. If the application is approved a copy of the permit will be sent to the applicant and to the supplier if supplier's name or contact information is provided.
- For a business wishing to obtain crayfish for consumption and charging a fee, or for educational purposes, requests must be sent to Rick Boatner at 503-947-6308 or Rick.J.Boatner@odfw.oregon.gov
No, the application no longer requires notarization.
There is no permit fee at this time.
The Permit expires two weeks from the date of issuance.
Yes. If you have already been issued a permit and it is expired, you may submit a new application for review.