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Fish and Game Code - FGC

DIVISION 6. FISH [5500 - 9101]

  ( Division 6 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

PART 1. GENERALLY [5500 - 6930]

  ( Part 1 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

CHAPTER 2. Pollution [5650 - 5803]

  ( Chapter 2 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

ARTICLE 2.5. Purification of Mollusks [5700 - 5702]
  ( Article 2.5 added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1019. )

5700.
  

Notwithstanding Sections 5670, 5672, 8341, and 9050, native and nonnative mollusks may be taken in Districts 12 and 13 and moved to other areas to be purified for human consumption under such rules and regulations as shall be established by the commission. Such regulations may include, but are not limited to, bag limits, methods of harvest, and provisions for public use. Mollusks taken under this section shall not be used for human consumption unless such use is approved by the State Department of Health Services.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 373.)

5701.
  

The State Department of Health Services may make sanitary surveys of mollusk-growing areas or may use sanitary surveys of mollusk-growing areas made by qualified state or county agencies, and based on such information may classify such areas for purposes of harvesting and moving mollusks which are to be purified for human consumption in accordance with Section 5700. The State Department of Health Services shall adopt such rules and regulations as are necessary to implement this section.

(Amended by Stats. 1979, Ch. 373.)

5701.5.
  

If examinations are conducted by the State Department of Health Services pursuant to this article for purposes of certifying the quality of shellfish-growing waters, certification of water quality shall be commenced within 30 days and completed within six months of the filing of an application by an aquaculturist.

(Added by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1486, Sec. 11.)

5702.
  

Any person who moves any native mollusks taken under regulations of the commission from Districts 12 and 13 for purposes of purification for human consumption shall pay a royalty, as the commission may prescribe, of not less than two cents ($0.02) per pound of mollusks so taken.

(Added by Stats. 1976, Ch. 1019.)

FGCFish and Game Code - FGC2.5.