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Criteria for nonresident Dungeness crab-coastal fishery license for Oregon residentsSection effective contingent upon reciprocal statutory authority in Oregon.

(1) An Oregon resident who can show historical and continuous participation in the Washington state coastal crab fishery by having held a nonresident non-Puget Sound crab pot license issued under RCW 77.65.220 each year from 1990 through 1994, and who has delivered a minimum of eight landings totaling five thousand pounds of crab into Oregon during any two of the four qualifying seasons as provided in *RCW 77.70.280(5) as evidenced by valid Oregon fish-receiving tickets, shall be issued a nonresident Dungeness crab-coastal fishery license valid for fishing in Washington state waters north from the Oregon-Washington boundary to United States latitude forty-six degrees thirty minutes north. Such license shall be issued upon application and submission of proof of delivery.
(2) This section shall become effective contingent upon reciprocal statutory authority in the state of Oregon providing for equal access for Washington state coastal crab fishers to Oregon territorial coastal waters north of United States latitude forty-five degrees fifty-eight minutes north, and Oregon waters of the Columbia river.


*Reviser's note: RCW 77.70.280 was amended by 2017 3rd sp.s. c 8 § 48, changing subsection (5) to subsection (4), effective January 1, 2018.
FindingSeverability1994 c 260: See notes following RCW 77.70.280.
Effective date1994 c 260 §§ 1-5, 9-19, and 21-24: See note following RCW 77.70.280.
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