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Fish and Game Code - FGC

DIVISION 6. FISH [5500 - 9101]

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

PART 2. SPORT FISHING [7100 - 7400]

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

CHAPTER 1. Generally [7100 - 7232]

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

ARTICLE 4. Reciprocal Sport Fishing Licenses [7180.1 - 7186.1]
  ( Article 4 enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456. )

7180.1.
  

(a) Any person taking fish or amphibia for purposes other than profit from or on a boat or other floating device on the waters of the Colorado River and on adjacent waters, except canals, drains, or ditches used to transport water used for irrigation or domestic purposes, shall have in his or her possession a valid sportfishing license issued by either the State of Arizona or State of California.

(b) In addition to either of the licenses, a person taking fish or amphibia as indicated shall have in his or her possession a Colorado River special use validation. If he or she is a person having in his or her possession a valid California sportfishing license, he or she shall have an Arizona special use validation to fish legally the waters described above. If he or she is a person having in his or her possession a valid Arizona sportfishing license, he or she shall have a California special use validation to fish legally the waters described above.

(c) A special use validation, when accompanied by the proper license, permits fishing in any portion of those waters, and permit fishermen to enter the waters from any point. The fee for a Colorado River special use validation is three dollars ($3).

(d) This section applies only to licenses, permits, reservations, tags, and other entitlements issued through the Automated License Data System.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 112, Sec. 48. Effective January 1, 2002.)

7181.1.
  

(a) A person fishing from the shore in the waters of the Colorado River located in Arizona or California shall have in his or her possession a valid sportfishing license issued by the state that has jurisdiction over that shore. That shoreline fishing does not require a Colorado River special use validation as long as the fisherman remains on the shore and does not embark on the water. Any person, however, having in his or her possession a valid Arizona sportfishing license and a California special use validation may fish from the shore in the waters of the Colorado River, or adjacent waters, except canals, drains, and ditches used to transport water used for irrigation or domestic purposes, located in California without a sport fishing license issued by the State of California.

(b) This section applies only to licenses, permits, reservations, tags, and other entitlements issued through the Automated License Data System.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 112, Sec. 50. Effective January 1, 2002.)

7182.1.
  

(a) Arizona Colorado River special use validations shall be issued by California authorized license agents under the supervision of the department in the same manner as sportfishing licenses are issued, and California sportfishing licenses and California Colorado River special use validations shall be issued by Arizona license dealers under the supervision of the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

(b) This section applies only to licenses, permits, reservations, tags, and other entitlements issued through the Automated License Data System.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 112, Sec. 52. Effective January 1, 2002.)

7183.1.
  

(a) The Arizona Game and Fish Commission shall handle California sportfishing licenses and California special use validations and issue them through Arizona license dealers. Prior to August 31 of each year, that commission shall make an audit report and send a remittance for those issued to the department.

(b) The department shall handle Arizona special use validations and issue them through California license dealers. Prior to August 31 of each year that department shall make an audit report and send a remittance for those issued to the Arizona Game and Fish Commission.

(c) This section applies only to licenses, permits, reservations, tags, and other entitlements issued through the Automated License Data System.

(Amended by Stats. 2015, Ch. 154, Sec. 84. (AB 1527) Effective January 1, 2016.)

7184.1.
  

(a) An Arizona special use validation is valid from January 1 to December 31, inclusive, of each year, to coincide with the period for which a California sportfishing license is issued.

(b) A California special use validation is valid for one year to coincide with the period for which an Arizona fishing license is issued.

(c) This section applies only to licenses, permits, reservations, tags, and other entitlements issued through the Automated License Data System.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 112, Sec. 56. Effective January 1, 2002.)

7185.
  

This article shall become operative and remain effective so long as the commission finds and determines that under the laws of the State of Arizona substantially similar Arizona licenses are authorized to be issued to licensees of the State of California upon substantially the same terms and conditions as are provided for in this article as to the issuance of California licenses to licensees of the State of Arizona.

(Enacted by Stats. 1957, Ch. 456.)

7186.1.
  

(a) When the director determines from the Secretary of State that copies of the law of the State of Arizona have been received by the Secretary of State that provides for an Arizona resident sportfishing license valid for a period of less than one year, a California special use validation valid for the same period as the Arizona resident sportfishing license may be issued for a fee of one dollar ($1).

(b) If Arizona issues a resident sportfishing license for a term less than one year for the purpose of changing to a calendar year license from a fiscal year license, that license shall be deemed to be a license upon substantially the same terms and conditions as are provided for the issuance of California licenses to licensees of the State of Arizona for the purposes of Section 7185.

(c) This section applies only to licenses, permits, reservations, tags, and other entitlements issued through the Automated License Data System.

(Added by Stats. 2001, Ch. 112, Sec. 58. Effective January 1, 2002.)

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