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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 4. Infected or Diseased Fish [6300 - 6306]
  ( Chapter 4 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

6300.
  

This chapter applies to all fish and amphibia, including, but not limited to, fish and amphibia being imported or transported. This chapter does not apply to activities governed by Division 12 (commencing with Section 15000).

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1486, Sec. 12.)

6301.
  

The department may enter at any time any vehicle, container, warehouse, depot, ship, or growing area where any fish, amphibians, or aquatic plants are held, transported, or stored, for the purpose of making a regulatory inspection to ascertain whether those fish, amphibians, or aquatic plants are infected, diseased, or parasitized, or to determine if aquaculture products are being or have been legally imported, transported, or possessed.

(Amended by Stats. 2007, Ch. 285, Sec. 108. Effective January 1, 2008.)

6302.
  

Except as otherwise provided in Division 12 (commencing with Section 15000), all fish, amphibia, or aquatic plants found to be infected, diseased, or parasitized are a public nuisance and shall be summarily destroyed by the department.

(Amended by Stats. 1982, Ch. 1486, Sec. 13.)

6303.
  

All fish, amphibia, or aquatic plants which the department determines are merely deleterious to fish, amphibia, aquatic plants, or aquatic animal life, shall be destroyed by the department, unless the owner or person in charge of the fish, amphibia, or aquatic plants ships them out of the State within a period of time to be specified by the department.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1150.)

6304.
  

If the department finds any infected, diseased, or parasitized fish, amphibia, or aquatic plants within this State, the department shall post notices describing, as nearly as possible, the boundaries of the area within which the fish, amphibia, or aquatic plants are found, and shall state the period during which the taking, carrying, and transportation of the fish, amphibia, or aquatic plants from the area shall be unlawful. The fact of posting the notices shall be published once a week for four successive weeks in some newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the infected area is situated, and, if there is no such newspaper in that county, then in a newspaper of general circulation published in an adjoining county.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1150.)

6305.
  

It is unlawful to carry or cause to be carried from one point in this State which has been posted according to the provisions of this article, to any other point in this State, any infected, diseased, or parasitized fish, amphibia, or aquatic plant.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1150.)

6306.
  

The expense of any examination made necessary by the provisions of this code, shall be borne by the owner of the fish, amphibia, or aquatic plants, or the person or persons importing them into this State; provided, that the department may assume such expense in the case of fish imported to provide fishing under the authority of a sport fishing license in the public waters of this State.

(Amended by Stats. 1961, Ch. 1150.)

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