RULE 002.00.05-003 - Paddlefish and Sturgeon Flesh (meat) Sales

RULE 002.00.05-003. Paddlefish and Sturgeon Flesh (meat) Sales

41.05(A) RESIDENT ROE TAKER/SELLER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to take, sell or possess paddlefish (also called spoonbill catfish) or sturgeon, or their parts, including eggs (roe), without first obtaining a current Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit. A commercial fishing license is required to purchase a Resident Roe Taker/Seller Permit.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) A person with a Resident Roe Taker/Helper Permit may harvest or assist in the harvest of paddlefish or sturgeon when in the immediate presence of a permitted Roe Taker/Seller.

(2) Sportfishermen in compliance with Code 31.01B, Game Fish Possession Limit Restrictions.

(3) Permitted fish farmers in compliance with Code 42.10, Paddlefish, Sturgeon and Bowfin Roe Regulations.

(4) Paddlefish and sturgeon flesh (meat) only may be sold in compliance with Code 41.06.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $1,000.00 and fishing privileges may be suspended in accordance with Code 11.05, Revocation of Privileges.

41.05(B) RESIDENT ROE BUYER/EXPORTER AND NON-RESIDENT ROE BUYER/EXPORTER PERMIT REQUIREMENTS. It shall be unlawful to buy or export across the state line paddlefish or sturgeon, or their parts, including eggs (roe), without first obtaining a current Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit or Non-Resident Buyer/Exporter Permit, as applicable. Licensed commercial fishermen who hold current Resident Roe Buyer/Exporter Permit may also take paddlefish and sturgeon in accordance with applicable season, size and tackle regulations.

EXCEPTIONS:

(1) Sportsmen in compliance with Code 31.01B, Game Fish Possession Limit Restrictions.

(2) Permitted fish farmers in compliance with Code 42.10, Paddlefish, Sturgeon and Bowfin Roe Regulations.

(3) Paddlefish and sturgeon flesh (meat) only may be purchased from permitted Roe Taker/Sellers and Roe Buyer/Exporters in compliance with Code 41.06.

PENALTY: $500.00 to $1,000.00 and fishing privileges may be suspended in accordance with Code 11.05, Revocation of Privileges.

41.06 PURCHASE OF WILD-CAUGHT COMMERCIAL FISH RESTRICTIONS. It shall be unlawful for fish markets, processors, or retailers to purchase commercial fish taken from the waters of the state without first obtaining a bill of sale from the seller for each transaction. Said bill of sale must indicate the permit number of the seller.

EXCEPTION:

(1) Business establishments preparing fish (except paddlefish and sturgeon) for immediate consumption on the premises.

PENALTY: $100.00 to $500.00

(3/17/2005)

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