The Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife will award one
commercial brine shrimp permit on April 22, 2011.
Brine shrimp are harvested from only one place in Oregon — Lake
Abert in the southeast part of the state. In order to retain a
permit, the holder must harvest at least 5,000 pounds of brine
shrimp in Oregon during the prior year. Only adults can be
harvested; the harvest of immature shrimp (cysts) is not
“The commercial brine shrimp fishery in Oregon is limited to
three permits,” said DeAnna Erickson, license services manager for
ODFW. “If the number of permits falls below three we hold a lottery
to bring the number back up.”
To apply for the permit lottery the applicant must be at least
18-years-old and cannot currently hold a permit. Only one
application per individual will be accepted. Applications must be
received in the ODFW Headquarters office in Salem no later than
April 15, 2011.
Applications are available from the Salem office only, and
applications will be mailed upon request. There is a $102 fee to
apply. The fee will go towards the permit cost if the applicant is
successful. Unsuccessful applicant fees are refunded.
For more information on applying for a permit please contact
ODFW’s licensing services, 3406 Cherry Avenue NE, Salem, OR 97303
or call (503) 947-6101 or (800) 720-6339 ext. 76112.