Commercial Fish Buying Licenses – In order to become a purchaser of Oregon seafood, you must contact the Oregon Department of Fish & Wildlife (ODFW) to purchase a buyer’s license. For information about the fish dealer requirement and the application process, please contact Licensing, 503-947-6101.
As a commercial fish buyer/dealer, you must file a monthly report form including assessment fees to both ODFW and the Oregon Salmon Commission.
The OSC monthly report form is due by the 20th of each month for all purchases in Oregon by the fish buyer/dealer during the previous calendar month.
An option is available if you wish to file electronic fish tickets as well as electronic monthly reports. For more information, please contact Nadine Hurtado, ODFW, 503-947-6247
West Coast Seafood Processors Association – A trade association serving processors in Oregon, Washington, and California
Seafood Oregon – A cooperative marketing, promotion and education arm of the state’s four industry-funded seafood commodity commission, including events, recipes and links to Oregon’s four seafood commodity commissions
Oregon Dungeness Crab Commission – Information about the Oregon Dungeness Crab industry
Oregon Albacore Commission – Information about the Oregon Albacore industry
Oregon Trawl Commission – Information about the Oregon bottom-fish & shrimp industry