Just thought I would pop in and give a heads up to all you rock scallop harvesters
Starting in 2013, divers who harvest rock scallops in Oregon waters will be required to report their catch to the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife using a free harvest card.
Since 1996, ODFW has required all recreational abalone harvesters to complete an annual harvest card. This same card now includes space for rock scallop harvesters to report their catch. Through this reporting, abalone and rock scallop harvesters will provide important information about these resources to ODFW biologists and improve their ability to manage them.
Anyone recreationally harvesting abalone or rock scallops will need to obtain the free abalone and scallop harvest card in addition to an Oregon shellfish license. The harvest card is easy to get and simple to complete. Limits for abalone and rock scallops remain the same: one per day and five per year for abalone and 24 rock scallops per day.
Divers can get abalone/scallop permits by contacting ODFW Marine Resources Program in Newport 541-867-4741, Charleston 541-888-5515 or Astoria 503-325-2462. For more information visit: (http://www.dfw.state.or.us/MRP/shellfis ... allops.asp
I will now go back to working on my sailboat.