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I've heard $500 per fish if ever caught distributing or receiving. Now owning, I dont know.. I got lucky at one point and only got a misdemeanor.
 

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My original fine was $25 for one P. nattereri. Then later took ODFW into the legislature and made them eat it by legalizing piranas in Oregon.
Ya nice work! Can you do that in Cali now
 

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Can you do that in Cali now?
No. Piranas could survive in that state in the lower portion (past Santa Barbara) during winter months. Also, H.R. Axelrod made some outrageous claims. If you go to my table of contents at OPEFE web site look up Cold Tolerance. Should give you quite a bit of information.
 

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A guy at my work tried to tell me they caught a piranha out of a lake here in Oregon. I guess they had a picture of it and everything. I just told him do they have a photo of him actually catching it or could he just have purchased a piranha and had it in the aquarium for awhile and thought up a good hoax and took a pic? He told me "Stop it...you're ruining my story!"
 

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I have heard $ 1,000 per fish but I do not remember where I saw this it maybe for something else lol, ah well who knows
 

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A guy at my work tried to tell me they caught a piranha out of a lake here in Oregon.
The original reason for banning piranas in Oregon circa 1970 was a pacu caught in the Snake river (connecting from the Columbia river). A woman kept the fish after her husband passed away (the fish was his pet) and then elected to release it instead of killing it. She wanted ODFW to take the fish which they refused. The fish was caught later and ODFW identified it as a pirana. It was taken to Oregon State University where the fish was looked at and confirmed to be a pacu. ODFW did not revise their ID and allowed the public to believe a pirana was found in Oregon waters, thereby effectively scaring the public and getting the fish banned until I had the law overturned in 1995.
 
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